The European Space Agency has released a gorgeous interactive panorama that allow those of us not smart enough to be astronauts the change to take in the interior of the International Space Station. The panorama allows viewers to pan around and explore the Columbus space laboratory, the European Space Agency's single biggest contribution to the ISS.
The images of the Columbus module were captured by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Approximately 14 fisheye photos were stitched together to create each section of the station. Cristoforetti has currently been in orbit for 199 days but is scheduled to return to Earth today.
Ultimately, this interactive panorama will serve to be an educational experience for space enthusiasts, and could help inspire the next generation of astronauts and space scientists.
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