Published on April 16th, 2012 | by James Johnson1
Time-Lapse Video Shows Astronaut View From International Space Station
The view from the International Space Station is something only a few people will ever experience in real life but now thanks to video creator Alex Rivest we can all see the changing views of the space station thanks to time-lapse photography.
Inhabited in low-Earth orbit since 2000 Rivest explained:
“These lucky explorers and scientists clearly have the best view in the solar system.”
The video was taken from the ISS cupola, the largest window ever used aboard a spacecraft. The video shows viewers around the station, allowing us to see outside of the station including fly overs of oceans, continents, lakes, rivers and other wonders of Earth.
The video was released on April 12, just in time to celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s historic first flight into space.
Here’s the time-lapse video in action courtesy of Wired:
It’s an exciting time for the International Space Station, at the end of the month SpaceX will become the first commercial company to deliver items to the ISS via its Dragon capsule.