Explore the ISS with Google, NASA to mark 20th anniversary of humans living and working in space
Google Art & Culture is celebrating the 20th anniversary of humans living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) with a collaboration with NASA. Here are all the cool things you can do besides explore a 3D model of the ISS.
Marking 20 years of humans living and working in the International Space Station (ISS), Google Arts & Culture in collaboration with NASA is bringing you a special project that includes NASA collections, stories, and some new games to help you learn more about the ISS and about space exploration.
Twenty years ago, when the first crew of permanent astronauts, cosmonauts, and researchers arrived at their new home on the ISS it kicked off a new chapter in human space exploration. Today, we're able to look back on all that's happened, “from cutting-edge research to benefit humanity, to building essential foundations for international cooperation on our shared home: Earth,” explains Google.
For the first time on Google Arts & Culture, you will be able to explore a newly uploaded 3D model of the ISS. This is as good as bringing the station back down to Earth and undertaking thorough examinations of each module of the station in incredible detail.
Also debuting is a new multiplayer Puzzle Party experiment. This is Google's first game produced in collaboration with a single partner, it includes a dedicated set of images from NASA's ISS archives on Google Arts & Culture to play with your friends and family.
You can piece together photographs ranging from the exterior views of the space station to astronauts on spacewalks, to learn more about the incredible work being done up in orbit.
If you are feeling especially inspired? Now you can recreate and remix some of the most iconic shots from the ISS — from shuttle launches to sightings of Earth from the station's picture window known as the Cupola — with a NASA edition of the Art Coloring Book experiment.
All the links to these projects are available here, so happy exploring.
So go on, take that small step for man and that giant step for mankind and learn something more than the moon landing.
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