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NASA Streams Online From Space Station

When live feeds are not available, a map showing the current location and path of the station will be streamed.
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Video from the International Space Station is now streaming online for about 12 hours each day.

NASA has launched streaming video on the section of its Web site devoted to the ISS, with a view of Earth as well as the exterior structure of the station.

The video is transmitted to the ground primarily while the astronauts aboard the complex are asleep, usually from about 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. CST. When live feeds are not available, a map showing the current location and path of the station will be streamed from NASA's Mission Control in Houston.

The streaming video will also include audio of communications between Mission Control and the astronauts, when available. When the space shuttle is docked to the station, the stream will include video and audio of those activities.

The International Space Station is a partnership among the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe. Construction began in 1998 and will be completed in 2010. Eighteen crews have lived aboard the complex since 2000, including the current crew of three.

The station is orbiting Earth at 17,500 miles an hour at an altitude of 220 miles.

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