General Category => Global / World News => Topic started by: Timi Dapsin on May 08, 2014, 09:00:26 AM

Post by: Timi Dapsin on May 08, 2014, 09:00:26 AM
Great News :D ...
Now you can enjoy realtime streaming of your Planet Earth, You can now see what's happening outterspace from your home just like an Astronaut.
All thanks To Nasa for this great invention...

Nasa has installed four external cameras on the International Space Station
They are part of the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment
This will allow members of the public to watch a real-time feed of Earth
The view switches between the cameras to 'track' locations below
Live footage will continue to be streamed until October 2015


Since the beginning of the space age,  a few out of hundreds of astronauts have joined an exclusive club of humans who have seen Earth from space.

But now, you also can catch a glimpse of the adventure, thanks to cameras that were recently installed on the International Space Station (ISS).

Nasa's High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment allows you to watch our planet (Earth) live as the station hurtles around.

While one of the goals of the mission is to assess the ability of such hardware to survive in the vacuum of space, Some of the educational benefits are also plain to see.

The HDEV investigation placed four different commercial high definition cameras on the ISS.

These were installed on the Columbus External Facility, two identical L-shaped consoles located outside the station in space that host a variety of experiments.

The experiment was launched on 18 April 2014 inside SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft before being installed outside the station on 30 April.

Don’t be alarmed if the screen appears black sometimes – the ISS orbits the Earth approximately every 90 minutes, and about half of that time is spent in darkness while on the night side of Earth.

There is also an occasional loss of signal, but otherwise the stream seems to be operating nominally.

Students in the US helped design some of the cameras’ components through the High Schools United with Nasa to Create Hardware (HUNCH) programme.


Teams of students are also responsible for operating the cameras from Earth as they transmit footage to the ground in real time.
Cant wait to watch this....
Wanna know how and what Astronaut's do see and experience :)