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.  I know of two ways to get to this view from the Space Station.  One way is to go to directly to the link at UStream - Live ISS Stream from NASA.  The other way is to get to the link via NASA TV where once you're on NASA TV you go to "Space Station Views" and then click on "UStream."  There are five 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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