is going on inside and around the International
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.
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.
International Space Station 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.
height: 230 miles (370 km)
orbit: 4.791 miles/s (7.71 km/s)
17,150 mph (27,600 km/h)
date: November 20, 1998