WATCH: A New 3D Tour Of The International Space Station Made By European Space Agency
There might be no dearth of videos that show life onboard the International Space Station (ISS), however very few give a detailed look at its expanding layout. Hence, we Earthlings do not really have an actual idea about the design plan of the space laboratory's interiors. To help solve the dilemma, the European Space Agency (ESA) has recently created a narrated video that takes us all through a tour of the ISS. The icing on the cake is that the space station tour video is in 3D.
The 3D video begins with a narrated tour of the space station's exteriors; however it does not include the recently inflated expandable habitat called BEAM. Incidentally, the first part of the ISS was launched in 1998 and various components were, and are, added gradually over time. Today, the orbiting lab measures a neat 357 feet from end to end, making it approximately the size of an American football field. The station has recently completed 100,000 orbits of our planet.
The tour continues by taking the viewer inside the ISS via the hatch and the pressurized module that astronauts use to exit it during space walks. The video shows the Russian crew members eating their floating food in the Russian section, apart from getting a glimpse of the Japanese, European and American labs. It is quite cool to see space droids moving around using their own propulsion.
The video tour also gives viewers a chance to see the famous seven window dome, called the cupola, from where crew members not only carry out dockings but take all the incredible images that NASA or the social media handles of the astronauts show us. The 13 minutes long video is available in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch, apart from English. You can watch it below, and if you have 3D glasses it will make the experience even more amazing.