The International Space Station (ISS) orbits the earth at over 17,000 mph. See the world from the perspective of its astronauts and discover what's happening on the ground right now.Loading...
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The ISS is currently some 260 miles above this point. Drag the map around to explore; flip the "ISS Sync" switch to get back on course.
Explore these layers to see what's hot in your selected country right now. Select something popular and connection lines will point you to other countries that share that interest.
Check out NASA's live video from the ISS, and come back during the show for exclusive live feeds from Mission Control and the ISS.
We're building a gallery of earth's questions for the ISS astronauts. Add yours, and you could get an answer during the live broadcast.
Want to converse with the astronauts of the ISS? Just submit an Instagram photo/video with a wave and a question, and you might get your answer Live From Space.
1. Wave hello to the ISS's astronauts in a photo or video.
2. Ask them a question and add the hashtag #HelloFromEarth.
3. Upload it to Instagram. Make sure your account isn't private!
It can take up to an hour for new #HelloFromEarth images to show up here. Make sure your account is not set to "private", and check again soon!