Your “wild” fantasy of one day being able to visit the International Space Station (ISS) is now one step closer to becoming a reality. Folks at Google have added 360-degree panoramas of the ISS onto Google Maps’ Street View tool. Interestingly, Google mentioned that this is the first off planet (since Street View has already been to the Moon and Mars) addition to Street View.
With the addition of the International Space Station on Google Street View, users like you and me will be able to explore the massive, multibillion-dollar floating space research facility all in the comforts of our homes. Some of the “areas” of the ISS that are covered on Street View include the crew’s sleeping quarters, research modules of various nations, and the Cupola Observational Module – which is used to observe operations outside of the ISS.
Aside from immersive imagery, Google has also kindly provided curious users with “notes” to explain several components inside the International Space Station. According to Google, the Street View imagery of the ISS was possible by collaborating with NASA and Marshall Space Centre. The captured images were then sent back to Earth to be stitched together in order for them to become “Street View worthy.”
Right, so… enough explanations, get your spacesuit ready and head on over to Google Street View to explore the marvel that is the International Space Station.
(Source: The Verge)