Accurat’s Friends in Space Launch

Today Accurat’s Friends in Space launched as Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and fellow astronauts Terry Virts and Anton Shkapelrov arrived at the International Space Station for a 6-month mission. Now space enthusiasts can stay connected and track astronauts in real-time with this new interactive web app.

 

”Friends in Space is the first social network that extends beyond Earth; a six-month long open window to make new friends from all over the world and join astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in her expedition to the International Space Station.”
- Accurat

The homepage is your very own real-time window of the I.S.S. orbits. There, you can login with one of your social accounts and say hello to Samantha when she’s in your orbit, all while making friends with other users displayed as stars “out in space” with you. The web app also offers a live HD video feed from the I.S.S. cameras, as well as the voices of Samantha and fellow astronauts streaming from inside the station.

Accurat, an Italian information design agency, celebrates Samantha with this app: the first female Italian astronaut to make it to the I.S.S. and surely the first to drink espresso in orbit.

 

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