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Now Use Google Street View In The International Space Station

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Google Street View In The International Space Station

If you have time to kill and want to do something exciting and amazing, give Google Street View a try. Even before virtual touring became a common thing to what to do over the weekend, this Google feature was an amazing way to check out almost any part of the world from the comfort of your own home.

Accessible through Google Maps, you just dropped a pin and look around via photographs – and who knew you didn’t have to limit yourself to the planet Earth in the process?

The International Space Station (ISS) is also available for a thorough look-see through Google Street View.

The ISS is in orbit 250 miles from Earth and this 360-degree tour shows you how amazing the lab and the view are stunning, to say the least.

Thomas Pesquet worked with Google and other astronauts in putting together what is now called Outer Space View.

Because of the particular conditions of living and working in space, it wasn’t likely 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.

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