Listen Now: Exploring the International Space Station
By now you’re familiar with Google Maps street view. The feature that lets you click around whatever address you put in to feel like you are actually standing in that spot. In its ten years of existence Google has now added 3D walk arounds for mountains, the ocean floor, popular buildings and now the International Space Station. That’s right with free admission, zero training and a limited education you can know see what the astronauts see and find out what they’re doing up there.
The feature allows you to click through all 15 modules of the space station. Along the way you are informed about what you’re looking at and what the astronauts do in each module. Unlike Google street view you have control of where you go and what you’re looking at so Google is calling this a more immersive experience that gives you more of an idea of what it’s like to be there.
To check it out for yourself click the link below. At least you won’t have to navigate the whole zero gravity thing.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.