For Organizations Involved In The ISS Or Committed To STEM Education Initiatives
A device that brings mission-control for the International Space Station to a TV screen in your lobby, break-room or at your desk
The ISS-ABOVE is an opportunity to energize your employees and to help your company inspire a generation of students. ISS-ABOVE tells them where the Space Station is, when they can see it, how fast it’s moving and shows them Earth from ‘up there’ in space. DOWNLOAD a brochure.
Where did it all start?
Back in November 2013, I wanted to create a gift for my grandkids from their “geek” grandpa. With a Raspberry Pi, some programming talent and a passion for space, the ISS-Above was born.
Today, there are ISS-ABOVE devices all over the world:
- Bill Nye’s office
- A Space Station astronaut’s home so his family knows when he’s nearby
- The studios of TWIT TV
- Corporate lobbies and offices
- Schools and colleges
- Cafes and restaurants
- Thousands of homes
What is it for?
The ISS-ABOVE keeps your employees ever present to the magnificent achievement that the ISS is. Whatever projects they’re working on, they’ll be re-energized by an ISS-Above. What everyone discovers is:
- How often the Space Station passes nearby
- When to go outside and see the ISS pass overhead
- Which astronauts are up there
- Fascinating detail about the Space Station’s orbit, speed and position in the sky
- And it Tweets a message to NASA with each close pass!
Hooked to a TV, you’ll see:
- Informational screens: orbits, speed, position, current crew, news updates
- Live video from the Space Station external cameras when in daylight
- Custom corporate branded screen with your own content about your involvement with the ISS
What do I get?
- ISS-Above branded for your company (10 or more purchases)
- ISS-Above software preinstalled (pre-configured for your location if you order online)
- Raspberry Pi – Model 2 B in its own transparent case, with power supply
- PiGlow flashing RGB LED display - lets you know when the Space Station is approaching
- WiFi dongle compatible with the Raspberry Pi (additional purchase)
- Quick-Start guide
- Web based setup and management of your ISS-Above
Corporations can purchase less than 10 ISD-ABOVEs here.
For larger order (10 and above) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 387 4862, for a discount code and to have your ISS-ABOVEs branded with you logo and to set up your custom information screen.
Is it easy to set up?
Connect it to your network and to a TV or HDMI monitor and manage settings on your ISS-Above’s own website such as:
- Your location
- How long different screens show
- Your tweet message to the Space Station
- Turning off the LED lights