Being the closet space geek that I am, it wasn’t difficult to rate this as not only the coolest live video stream supplied by our good friends at NASA, but the coolest in the world. I mean, when you’re broadcasting live images from the International Space Station showing you our little blue planet spinning around in all its glory, there’s really nothing on Earth that can top it. Here’s the description from NASA:
Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During “loss of signal” periods, viewers will see a blue screen.
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.”