Google street view of ISS now available


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Want to take a tour of ISS, at your leisure. Google’s Street View now makes it possible.

The wide-camera lens makes the view somewhat claustrophobic, but it is still quite fun.

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3 comments

  • LocalFluff

    How do they keep their apartment clean?
    There have been three to six people there for 17 years now. And I have to put up an effort to even clean the cables under my “wireless” computer desk. And they must be grabbing things all the time to move around, not just “the floor”. I haven’t spotted any spots yet in this amazing illustration. I just don’t understand why.

  • mpthompson

    LocalFluff, I believe these images are from an on-the-ground mockup of the ISS. That may be why there is less wear-and-tear on the equipment and the overall neatness of everything.

  • mpthompson

    Actually, I guess I’m wrong. Gathering the images is described as below:

    ‘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,’ Pesquet said. ‘Then I collected still photos in space, that were then sent down to Earth where they were stitched together to create panoramic 360 degree imagery of the ISS.’

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