The International Space Station (ISS) orbits the earth at over 17,000 mph. See the world from the perspective of its astronauts and discover what's happening on the ground right now.


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The Astronauts' Perspective

The ISS is currently some 260 miles above this point. Drag the map around to explore; flip the "ISS Sync" switch to get back on course.

On the ground

Explore these layers to see what's hot in your selected country right now. Select something popular and connection lines will point you to other countries that share that interest.

Watch Live

Watch NASA’s live video stream from the International Space Station.


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Hello From Earth

Check out those who said hello to the astronauts leading up to the premier of Live From Space.

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