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NASA Starts Streaming Live Video From The ISS

March 13th, 2009

NASA TV has started streaming live video from the International Space Station [NASA Homepage] [Wikipedia]!  OK, so there’s a catch (a couple, actually), but they’re small and totally worth your time: they will only stream during “crew off-duty periods,” and it’s mostly from the outside because it would be overwhelming if the astronauts were filmed in their already cramped living and working quarters.

That second point is not all bad, as the station orbits Earth every 90 minutes — that means that it, and you, get to see a sunset or a sunrise every 45 minutes!

Check out these screencaps:

NASA Live International Space Station Video Screen Capture 1 - Daylight

Live ISS Video Screen Cap, Daylight - taken around 12:58 AM EDT, 13-Mar-2009

NASA Live International Space Station Video Screen Capture 2 - Sun Setting

Live ISS Video Screen Cap, Sun Setting - taken just ten minutes later!

Read more details here, then click Watch NASA TV on left menu to watch.  Note: as of this writing I’ve only gotten video to work in Internet Explorer — FireFox was a no go, so for now use IE.

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  1. Mario
    September 24th, 2009 at 23:16 | #1

    Nice find, thx!

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