Have you ever wondered what the International Space Station (ISS) looks like inside? Wonder no more.
Samantha Cristoforetti, the Italian astronaut, was in space for 199 days and 16 hours until she came back to Earth last month. This makes her the record holder for the longest single space flight by a woman, as well as the longest uninterrupted space flight of a European astronaut.
But before Cristoforetti left the ISS, she took 15 photographs of the inside of each module.
Apart from the Russian modules of the ISS, you can see every part of the Space Station in detail. The interactive tour gives you a glimpse of what the ISS looked like in June 2015, which was after the Leonardo storage module was moved to a new location.
“Explore the modules and zoom in to see more detail. Use the map or the arrow icons by the module hatches to move to another section. You can explore every part of the Space Station except the Russian modules for now—the complete Station will be available later this year. Click on the ‘play’ icons to watch Samantha explain or demonstrate an item, and click on the ‘text’ icons for web articles,” wrote the European Space Agency (ESA).
Finally, we recommend exploring in full screen to do justice to this immersive interactive panorama. The tour was improved by the assistance of Thomas Rauscher in Vienna, Austria, who helped to stitch the images together for some modules, ESA added.
If you are interested in the ISS, it is well worth a look.