Even though most NSA conspiracy theorists are making way to their bunkers, the rest of us are pretty excited. After launching May 1st, today you can now watch Earth 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. Or as I like to call it, The USS Recliner.
The box containing four HD cameras is currently attached to the "Harmony Module", a utility hub that supports systems essential to the ISS. High school students helped design some of the HDEV components as part of a program called High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH).
The last time I designed anything in school, it was a birdhouse and I got a C. Birds kept getting sick from all of the glue. Anyway, check out the cool streaming video below!
Whoa, that's pretty...slow. Regardless of the pace, it's still extremely awesome.
NASA has also warned us that the streaming video may come and go when switching from one of the four cameras, so if it's not working for you, check out some of the recorded footage here:
Way to go, NASA, and thank you. After watching Space Camp when I was 10, you couldn't pay me enough to see it in person.
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source: Information Week