Friday, June 19, 2015

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Seeing Earth from an outer perspective

By Lisa Goudy

There’s something fascinating about space.

Wouldn’t it be great if we saw footage of space, or of Earth from space, in high-quality video or images? The answer is probably yes.

Earlier this week, I watched two space-related videos online. The first was the first full-colour HD footage of Earth taken from the International Space Station. Showing less than a minute of footage from London, Boston and Barcelona, it was quite neat to watch.

This started in December 2013 and January 2014 when Russian astronauts mounted UrtheCast’s ultra high-definition camera called Iris onto the space station. There is also a second camera that captures photos. The company is planning to install two more cameras on the station in 2017.

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