By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, July 26, 2017
European and American space agencies worked with the tech company to capture the experience of floating through the station’s labs and peering out of its Earth-facing Cupola window.
Aspiring astronauts can now pretend to float on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to Google. The company worked with astronauts on the orbiting complex to provide a Google Street View of the space station, from its science labs to its beautiful Earth-facing Cupola window.
Thomas Pesquet, a European Space Agency astronaut who helped collect the images earlier this year, said in a blog post that the experience of capturing the tour “describes the feeling of being in space” better than words or a picture can.