Japan’s zero-gravity space drone sends first pictures from ISS – BBC America July 18, 2017


Japan's Internal Ball CameraEPA

Japan’s space agency has released the first images taken by a drone it operates on the International Space Station (ISS).

The so-called Internal Ball Camera drone was sent to take pictures and video of the work of the astronauts.

The drone can float in a zero-gravity environment and is operated from earth.

Dubbed a little ball of cuteness floating about in space it has been offering a window into life on the ISS.

Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the drone was delivered to the ISS in early June. But only now have the first images and videos that it captured been released.

Japan's Internal Ball Camera captioned with power sourceJAXA
A still from JAXA’s video shows the drone floating on the ISS

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