The International Space Station (ISS) is circling some 240 miles above the surface of Earth and filming our planet from space. It takes the space station about 90 minutes to orbit the planet, with a total of around 15 trips done every 24 hours. As the station passes into night time for 45 minutes every orbit, the live feed falls dark and pre-recorded footage is used during this time in this stream feed. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest man-made body in low Earth orbit (over 70 metres long and over 100 metres wide) and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
The CNSC is also located directly beneath the aurora oval. Churchill, Manitoba is one of the best places on Earth to view the aurora borealis, the spectacular atmospheric phenomenon better known as the Northern Lights. For over 240 years, astronomers and physicists have journeyed to Churchill to probe the upper atmosphere with cameras, balloons, and even rockets. The late winter and early spring are the best viewing time for the aurora, so keep an eye out over February and March for a spike in Northern Lights activity!