Take a stroll through the International Space Station in ESA’s new panoramic tour

It’s something just a handful of people will ever actually get to do, but now the rest of us average Earth dwellers can (kinda) get a chance to float around on the International Space Station.

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent 199 days conducting experiments in the space station. But, before she came home, she whipped out her camera and took a boatload of photos from the inside. The folks at the ESA thought her pics were cool enough to stitch together for a panoramic preview, and voila, we’re all astronauts.

One thing that stands out? The ISS is a very messy place, with equipment and wires strung up everywhere. Which makes sense, because there’s a whole lot of stuff you need to cram in there to ensure survival. It’s also relatively tight quarters, so yeah, space exploration isn’t exactly for the claustrophobic. 

Click here to check out the tour. Spoiler alert, it’s pretty awesome.

(Via ESA, Popular Science)

More from around the web