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'Live from Space' Lets You Track the International Space Station Online

Tracking ISS Using 'Live from Space' Website
Track the International Space Station using the "Live from Space" website. Image uploaded March 14, 2014. (Image credit: Live from Space)

The National Geographic Channel TV show "Live from Space" won't air until tonight (March 14), but you can start gearing up for the historic broadcast right now. The "Live from Space" website now features a live International Space Station tracker that allows anyone to see what the orbiting outpost is flying over in real time.

Until the "Live from Space" program begins at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 March 15 GMT) on the National Geographic Channel, anyone with an Internet connection can explore the top songs, most popular YouTube videos and other fun facts about whatever country the station is passing over using the "Live from Space" website. During the TV show, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata will participate in a two-hour broadcast from the space station.

Once the broadcast begins, viewers can still track the station, and space fans will also have a chance to see some special live feeds on the website courtesy of NASA. will feature three live webcasts: one inside the space station, one outside the station and one streaming from Mission Control in Houston. You can see the live space station feed in the window below:

Wakata and Mastracchio will discuss their lives in space and what it means to look down on Earth from their unique vantage point. Journalist Soledad O'Brien will host the show from Mission Control, and veteran astronaut Mike Massimino will be on hand to take part in the show from the ground as well.

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Miriam Kramer
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Miriam Kramer joined as a Staff Writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also served as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. Miriam is currently a space reporter with Axios, writing the Axios Space newsletter. You can follow Miriam on Twitter.