ISS - Live Video

  • Photo of the International Space Station


    Have you ever wondered what earth looks like from the ISS right now? NASA has set up two live broadcast streams from the ISS’ onboard cameras.
    Please click here to learn how to Spot the Station when it flies by.

    Live Stream #1:

    The first feed includes space to ground communications and at times may change cameras from different vantage points on or in the ISS. When the station is in Earth’s shadow, you may see various lights from earth or Auroras as sunlight peeks around Earth. Select THIS LINK or paste the following link into your browser: It may take a moment for the feed to start playing.

    About Live Stream #1:

    Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During “loss of signal” periods, viewers will see a blue screen. Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.

    Live Stream #2:

    The second feed is from the HDEV, High Definition Earth Viewing, experiment. It may at times change cameras, however there is no audio. Additionally, due to the high zoom of the cameras, the image will appear solid black when the ISS is in Earth’s shadow. Select THIS LINK or paste the following link into your browser: It may take a moment for the feed to start playing.

    About Live Stream #2:

    The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Video from these cameras is transmitted back to earth and also streamed live on this channel. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence though the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. Since the ISS is in darkness during part of each orbit, the images will be dark at those times. During periods of loss of signal with the ground or when HDEV is not operating, a gray color slate or previously recorded video may be seen.

    The live streams above are operated by a third party. Burleson ISD and the Office of Academic Innovation cannot guarantee the content as presented on the broadcast pages.

    About the International Space Station

    The International Space Station orbits at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour, or about 4.7 miles per second. The station is located in a prograde orbit, tilted 51.6 degrees to the equator, 250 miles above the earth’s surface.
    Click Here for more Orbit Information

    The station’s crew typically operates off of Zulu time, more commonly known as Greenwhich Mean Time. Depending on Daylight Savings Time, this may be either 5 or 6 hours ahead of Central Time.

    The crews typically sleeps from 9:30 PM to 6:00 AM GMT, which translates to:
    3:30 PM to 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (Typically Nov to March)
    4:30 PM to 1:00 AM Central Daylight Time (Typically March to Nov)

    For more information about life on the space station, CLICK HERE or copy this link into your browser:

  • Burleson ISD is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact us at or 817-245-1000. We are always striving to improve the accessibility standards of our website.