Live video from International Space Station

You'll see internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During ISS downlink loss of signal (ISS D/L LOS) periods, you'll see a static image from space with the Mission Operartions and UStream logo. Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.




ISS Location

Note daylight/night shading. When in Earths shadow, exterior views are black. But watch for thunderstorms that sparkle like fireflies.



If you live in or near Carlsbad CA the table below will tell you when and where to look for the International Space Station (ISS) in the evening or morning sky.

Scroll the window below so you can set your location (the tool to do that is out of sight to the right). The click the 'Your location' label click 'change location.' When you see the map, slide the map until the red cross-hair is over your location. The click apply new location.

Click on an entry to see details and a map for the ISS pass. No data means no visible passes during the two week forecast period. (For locations other than Carlsbad go here.)



A tour of ISS during a Shuttle visit--first a lovely external view, then a run- (float-) through
with a poor choice of music, then a guided tour which is the best part.