See inside the ISS with Google Outer Space View!! Amazing!

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This is SO GREAT!!

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet lived in the International Space Station for six months as a flight engineer and captured this amazing Google Street imagery!!

This is what he wrote about his experience:

The mission was the first time Street View imagery was captured beyond planet Earth, and the first time annotations—helpful little notes that pop up as you explore the ISS—have been added to the imagery. They provide additional information or fun facts like where we work out to stay physically fit, what kind of food we eat, and where we conduct scientific experiments.

Because of the particular constraints of living and working in space, it wasn’t possible to collect Street View using Google’s usual methods. Instead, the Street View team worked with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to design a gravity-free method of collecting the imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS. Then I collected still photos in space, that were sent down to Earth where they were stitched together to create panoramic 360 degree imagery of the ISS.

You really have to check it out for yourself!

How cool is THAT?!!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the project:

  • Helen Gircko

    A wonderful chance to wear the skin of an astronaut … and a wonderful view from the porthole, I must say! Very cool, especially these buttons and wires … for complete beauty only Alien is needed. A statue of the work by Hans Giger could adorn this interior. Thank you, Pee-wee!