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Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to orbit the Earth at 400km [250mi] off the ground? Do you want to go around the world once every 1.5 hours? Do you want to see everything from an overview perspective? The International Space Station [ISS] offers the closest thing technology can offer by streaming from several onboard cameras its orbit around the Earth. The stream is available here:


In case you weren't aware before of the existence of said ISS:

Wikipedia said:
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. It is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998. Now the largest artificial body in orbit, it can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components. ISS components have been launched by American Space Shuttles as well as Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets. In 1984, the ESA was invited to participate in Space Station Freedom. After the USSR dissolved, the United States and Russia merged Mir-2 and Freedom together in 1993.

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NASA for students said:
The International Space Station is a large spacecraft. It orbits around Earth. It is a home where astronauts live.
The space station is also a science lab. Many countries worked together to build it. They also work together to use it.

The space station is made of many pieces. The pieces were put together in space by astronauts. The space station's orbit is about 220 miles above Earth. NASA uses the station to learn about living and working in space. These lessons will help NASA explore space.

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There are several cameras installed on the ISS. Each one shows a different view as it orbits the Earth at 27,500kph [17,000mph]. There are some angles where only the Earth is visible. There are others where some of the exterior of the ISS is visible. And I saw last evening a shot of someone working inside the space station. The screen sometimes shows just blue when they lose connection temporarily, or when they change cameras. Sometimes the screen is completely black. This happens when the Space Station is on the night side of the Earth, particularly when flying over the ocean at night.

I miss the times and the people.

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