The rumors are true, Google Street View can be used to tour the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet. He used DSLR cameras to capture nearly all the modules, the US Laboratory and Cupola included, to give us a preview of how where they collect data on the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land surface.
Several of the modules are used to conduct experiments and studies that are not possible on Earth, such as monitoring how the human body reacts to microgravity or attempting to unravel the mysteries of our immune system. There are several annotations, or short notes, that pop up as you explore the ISS to provide additional information or just fun facts. One caveat: this tour doesn’t show Cygnus delivering pizza to the ISS.
LEGO Ideas International Space Station 21321 Building Kit, Adult Set for Display, Makes a Great Birthday Present (864 Pieces)
- Challenge your construction skills with this LEGO Ideas ISS (21321) display model, featuring 2 rotating joints with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, posable Canadarm2 and other authentic details to discover as you build
- This ISS model comes with a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts to create a spectacular display and rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO projects
- Includes a 148-page booklet featuring fascinating facts about the International Space Station, the spaceship model’s fan creator and LEGO designer, and a celebration of the LEGO Ideas theme’s 10th anniversary
- A super treat for yourself, birthday present or holiday gift idea for space fans, adults aged 16+ or any experienced LEGO builder, this 864-piece set offers hours of creative fun, whether built solo or with friends
- This ISS (International Space Station) toy building kit for adults, measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, makes a beautiful display model that will catch the eye of every passerby
For 16 years, astronauts have been working and living on the ISS, a structure made up of 15 connected modules that floats 250 miles above Earth. The ISS acts as a base for space exploration—possible future missions to the Moon,Mars and asteroids—and gives us a unique perspective on Earth itself,” said Thomas Pesquet, Astronaut at the European Space Agency (ESA).