What if you were followed around by a
floating ball that kept taking your picture?
Then you might be an astronaut on today's
International Space Station (ISS).
Designed by the
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the
JEM Internal Ball Camera -- informally "Int-Ball" -- is a bit larger than a
can float and maneuver by itself but also be controlled remotely, can
take high resolution images and videos, and is not related to
Int-Ball was delivered to the
in early June and is designed to allow ground-control to increase the monitoring of ISSequipment and activities while decreasing time demands on
moves by turning on small internal fans and
sees with a camera located between its two dark eyes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~