Snapchat Goes to Space with NASA Live Story

Snapchat Goes to Space with NASA Live Story
May 17 13:18 2016 Print This Article

(TECH CRUNCH) – Today, the International Space Station completed its 100,000th orbit around the Earth since its first module was launched on November 20th, 1998.

To celebrate that milestone, NASA teamed up with Snapchat for a space-themed Live Story called Day in Space. Up on Snapchat now, the feed features NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, Commander of Expedition 47, living and working on the International Space Station (ISS).

Kopra uses the video to show off the view of the Earth from the ISS, a Low Earth Orbit laboratory that’s traveling at 17,500 miles per hour, completing a full orbit around our planet every 90 minutes. Kopra notes that because of this the crew is able to witness 16 sunrises and sunsets every single day.

The Live Story features videos of Kopra doing everyday tasks in a weightless environment like flying from one module to another, conducting science experiments with globules of water, eating a tortilla, and doing a mid-air flip.

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