Streaming HD Video From The Space Station Is Now Available 24/7

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NASA has launched a livestream from the International Space Station. Four HD cameras attached to the ISS are now providing an around-the-clock perspective of Earth, including audio conversations between the crew and Mission Control. You can watch it live right here.

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The live video from the ISS includes internal views when the crew is on-duty, and Earth views at other times. The video is only available when the ISS is in contact with the ground; during "loss of signal" periods, viewers will see a blue screen.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Because the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, the cameras will capture a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera shots may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.

Image: NASA.

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amittaizero

When discussing 2001: A Space Odyssey with my high school students I had the ISS live stream playing over the LCD projector.