You can now visit the ISS via Google Street View

 Google Street View now offers an out-of-this-world view of the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Google

Google Street View now offers an out-of-this-world view of the International Space Station. Photo Credit: Google

Google Street View has partnered with NASA to allow the map services's users to explore the International Space Station on their computers. While virtually flying through each of the station's 16 modules, users can click on particular points of interest to learn about each one.

This was done primarly by European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who returned from the orbiting outpost June 2, 2017.

"In the six months that I spent on the International Space Station, it was difficult to find the words or take a picture that accurately describes the feeling of being in space," Pesquet said in a Google blog. "Working with Google on my latest mission, I captured Street Viefw imagery to show what the ISS looks like from the inside, and share what it's like to look down on Earth from outer space."

You can read his blog post here. You can visit the Street View of the ISS here.

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I am a space geek who loves to write about space.

My passion for space ignited when I watched space shuttle Discovery leap to space on October 29, 1998. Today, this fervor has accelerated toward orbit and shows no signs of slowing down. After dabbling in math and engineering courses in college, I soon realized that my true calling was communicating to others about space exploration and spreading that passion.

Currently, I am a senior at Washburn University studying Mass Media with an emphasis in contemporary journalism. In addition to running Orbital Velocity, I write for the Washburn Review and am the Managing Editor for SpaceFlight Insider.