Liam, Inventor of ISS-ABOVE, Visionary, Guru, Geek
Liam Kennedy is CEO of ImageBEAM Inc. ImageBEAM has been producing live streaming events for its clients since 2003. Clients include The Planetary Society. One of the largest live streaming events was the Transit of Venus from Mt Wilson streamed using NASA’s contract with Akamia which reached over 600,000 viewers worldwide. Liam is considered an expert in the live streaming field and has provided consulting support to many other organizations.
Liam is the inventor of the ISS-Above, a single board computer device (a Raspberry Pi) that presents a rich set of live information about the ISS including live video views of the earth. This device has been shipped to more than 2,500 locations around the world including private homes, schools, science centers and even at every NASA(*) center nationwide.
Throughout a career in programming and live video streaming/video production, Liam has been passionate about astronomy and the perspective it gives humankind on our place in the Universe and how beautiful and fragile our Earth is. Previously President of the Orange County Astronomers, a Griffith Observatory Planetarium Lecturer and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, today Liam focuses on bringing the ISS into people’s daily lives, through public outreach, deployment of the ISS-Above into homes, schools and public spaces and spearheading projects to enhance our view of space exploration and of ourselves.
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(*) The ISS-Above product is not endorsed by NASA (as they will never do that). We do in any case have a Space Act Agreement with Johnson Space Center and ISS-Above devices have been purchased by NASA for use as a public outreach tool supporting their educational programs.