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Space Station 360: Kibo

Explore Japan’s Kibo space laboratory with your mobile phone or VR headset in this panorama.

 

This 360° panorama lets you explore the International Space Station’s seventh module, Kibo. It was launched in three parts in 2008 and 2009 aboard Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour.

 

The laboratory is renowned for its volume and extra features such as its external robotic arm, an airlock to send experiments outside, and an external facility to expose experiments to space. Nanosats can be launched from Kibo through the airlock, making the Station a base for deploying satellites as well as a weightless research centre for biology, physics and medicine.

 

Explore Kibo in YouTube, Flickr or Facebook format with your mobile phone and virtual-reality headset, or take the full tour including all Space Station modules with videos and extra information below. We will release a new Space Station module in 360° every week.

 

Full tour:

www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Internationa...

 

Credit: ESA/NASA

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Taken on May 20, 2015