Sunday, January 15, 2012

Real-Time/"Live" Views of Earth from the International Space Station

"STS-114 Picture of ISS"   The Backdrop is the Caspian Sea.  Taken from Space Shuttle Discovery in 2005.
Credit: NASA.  (click on photo to enlarge it)
You can get a live view of Earth from the International Space Station approximately 30% to 40% of the time, at best.  Click on Live ISS Stream from NASA.  There is a map for tracking the Space Station immediately under the video.  There are five other sites that I know of for tracking the Space Station and they are: NASA's site, Real Time Satellite Tracking, Heavens Above [occasionally shows other satellites instead of the Space Station], ISS Tracker and SPACE.cweb.NL.

Editor's Update 5/20/2014:  See "ISS HD Earthviewing Experiment" for high definition video from the ISS:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload

"Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together"  Photo taken from Russian Soyuz TMA-20 - May 2011.
Credit: NASA.  (click on photo to enlarge it)
The International Space Station photographed by an STS-133 crew member on Space Shuttle Discovery after undocking.
March 7, 2011.  Credit: NASA.  (click on phot to enlarge it)
The International Space Station photographed by an STS-134 crew member on Space Shuttle Endeavor after undocking from the Space Station on May 29, 2011.  Credit: NASA.  (click on photo to enlarge it)

1 comment:

  1. Cant wait until I get there, what a trip it will be...

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