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Space travel to ISS with Google maps
From now on Internet users can visit the International Space Station (ISS), RIA Novosti reports. Google maps will help them to make the virtual tour. Photographs for the project were made by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has spent at the ISS half of the year as an engineer. Thomas has commented that it’s hard to explain the feelings experienced at the station; even photographs don’t fully reflect them.
All the pictures come with comments. It is possible to find out how cosmonauts train, what they eat, how they conduct scientific experiments. During the tour inside the ISS Russian segment visitors can see various objects – from complicated devices to a toothpaste.
Making pictures at the Space Station wasn’t easy due to imponderability. Especially for this project scientist have developed the way to shoot pictures using regular reflex camera and other equipment that was at disposal at the ISS.
Thomas Pesquet expressed gratitude to the crew that helped him from the ground, his colleagues from ISS and all the countries that jointly helped him to realize the project. “Now that I have seen the Earth from above, I perceive things around me from a different angle. Therefore, I hope that Street View service will change your view of the world,” the astronaut has summed.