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Video: Float along with a 360-degree tour of the International Space Station

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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been busy during his second stint on the International Space Station (ISS). We’ve previously seen his photos of a rare blue ‘transient luminous event,’ a stunning blue auroral display, and a photo that illustrates how quickly the ISS orbits Earth. It orbits Earth at about 7.66km per second, by the way. Pesquet is returning from space next month, but before he comes back, he produced a really cool 360-degree tour of the ISS. If you’ve wanted to see what it’s like to float in the ISS in microgravity conditions, now you can.

The roughly minute-long tour was filmed with an unidentified 360-degree camera and shows Pesquet floating from Node-3 to Europe’s Columbus laboratory. It may only be 54 seconds long, but it’s worth going through a few times at different angles. You can use on-screen controls to move the camera around.

The video above tours only some of the ISS, as the space station is constructed of many different pieces, including a cupola, the US’s lab, multi-purpose modules, a Japanese pressurized module and more.

This diagram shows the route Pesquet took during his short video tour. Credit: ESA

If you like to see additional 360-degree tours that Pesquet has made recently, you can check them out below.


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