Watch Mesmerising Footage From The International Space Station

Watch Mesmerising Footage From The International Space Station

For 18 years the International Space Station (ISS) has been cruising along at 27,600 kilometres per hour above our heads.

At a height of 408 km, such a speed means it takes just 93 minutes for the largest spacecraft in orbit to lap the planet – that’s a total of 15 and a half sunrises and sunsets per day.

With its decommission slated for 2024, the ISS will eventually end up in the spaceship graveyard of the Southern Pacific Ocean – a 2km deep trench where 263 other spacecraft have gone to die before it. Until then, the crew of the ISS continue to capture some awe-inspiring imagery, in particular, this incredible compilation of time-lapse footage showing the raw power of nature in all its glory. 



If you watch one thing this week, make it this.