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Out of this world: You can now explore the International Space Station with Google Street View

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Posted at 6:42 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 10:58:11-04

Google Street View is out of this world. No, really. 

Google recently revealed that people can now explore the International Space Station using the popular map tool.

The visual tour is made possible thanks to a Google partnership with The Center for Advancement of Science in Space and The National Lab.

According to the internet giant, the mapping process was not an easy one and required months of hard work and troubleshooting. Apparently, zero gravity is all fun and games until people are trying to take pictures.

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet reportedly helped capture the images on his six month tour aboard the ISS. 

The images were then stitched together, completing the panoramic 360-degree view. Annotations were also added to help give people a better understanding of the different modules.