Live video from the International Space Station

Now that the polar bears are off on a break, I though it would be a nice change to take a step back — way back, like 240 miles back — for our next live video feed.

Above is footage from the International Space Station. I’m not sure what there is to see from up there. A good chunk of the world, I guess. There area also shots of the crew working inside, along with audio. No audio from the outside shots because, in space, no one can hear you scream.

Other caveots and info from the UStream site:

“Only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During loss of signal periods, viewers may see a test pattern or a graphical world map that depicts the station’s location in orbit above the Earth. Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.”


On the other side of the window, NASA’a Human Space Flight website tells you the best time to spot the ISS from your area.

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