You can now use Google Street View
You can now walk around the ISS courtesy of the tech giant Google. Google has launched an interactive tour of the International Space Station (ISS), allowing anyone to log in and explore from Earth.
Japanese scientists showed us recently how a tiny camera-touting robot ball drone is floating around the station taking footage and acting as a conduit between astronauts and ground teams. But now Google has given us even more of a glimpse of life in space.
Google said the latest update to Google Street View includes all 15 modules of the ISS, as well as two visiting docking vehicles as a 360-degree panorama.
The tour has been launched to mark the 48th anniversary of the first manned mission landing on the moon, which took place on 20 July 1969.
This is also the first Street View tour since the introduction of Google Arts & Culture museums which includes annotations, helping us understand the complex world astronauts live in aboard the ISS.
In a Google blog post, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet said the annotations highlight everything from where astronauts work to stay physically fit, what kinds of food they eat, and where scientific experiments take place.
From now, space enthusiasts can access the tour through the Planets page of Google Maps by clicking on the image of the International Space Station.