Source: I was a ISS Flight Controller for 6 years and helped write the software for local intranet websites hosted onboard the ISS for the crew
I think that's possible - you can get current location of ISS and use that to grab images from Google, distort in the right way and display. Maybe a nice evenings project with my space-crazy 7 year old daughter..
Also, I thought the "Cupola" label you see when the page opens was highlighting a place called that on the ground below :)
To save you from googling, it's these 3 people:
I've it running continuously on an Ipad Pro 12.9 in my living room.
I meant just an accurate projection onto the windows of existing Google Maps data based on the location of the ISS.
Even if that weren't possible, there are some nice high resolution textures of the earth (Blue Marble??) that could perhaps be made to work.
BBC Home was also great— though it’s less of a tour of the station and more a dramatic spacewalk experience.
It made me dizzy the first time through. I found a beer helped level me out for the Canadarm scene.
Still a cool experience nevertheless.
There's constantly experiments, maintenance and whatnot going on. What may look like loose cabling/equipment here and there is probably someone that was in the middle of their work and had to get out of the shot.
The more critical systems (like life support) are all behind the panels for the same reasons your realized.
I noticed most signs are oriented the same direction. Does that mean there's an "up" side?
If the enemy gate is down, does that mean the Earth is the enemy? ;)
The lights for example always come from the "ceiling". Apparently it helps with the visual frame of reference (since you lose your sense of balance) and more convenient to read the thousands of various labels at a quick glance.
In the words of the great Squidward Tentacles, FUUUTTTUUURRRE.
Cables and tubes everywhere, have you gone through a tunnel of bags yet?
I’d recommend not arguing after a certain point.
Not saying you should use this as an argument against those people, I've just wanted to share something cool and easy to do.