Go in Outer Space with Google Street View of International Space Station


Google is great that now it adds International Space Station in its Street View in Google Maps. Google has reached outer space. You can see full view inside ISS in street view. For 16 years, astronauts have been working and living on the ISS, a structure made up of 15 connected modules that floats 250 miles above Earth. The ISS acts as a base for space exploration—possible future missions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids—and gives us a unique perspective on Earth itself. We can collect data on the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land surface.

The street view today you see is captured by much hard work of astonauts up thare on ISS. 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 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.

So you can enjoy the street view of ISS and if you want to see behind the scenes of shooting street imagery on ISS then here are the links to both:
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