photo: Google Maps

Google Maps has made it possible to stop wondering what the world looks like on the other side of the globe and actually get an up-close and detailed view. Now a new feature on the app is taking that view to outer space.

photo: Google Maps

If your kids have ever wondered what life is really like in space, then all you need to do is give your laptop a few clicks and show them. Google Maps has just debuted a new vantage point to its global bird’s-eye view and it’s an amazing glimpse into the International Space Station.

To celebrate the 48-year anniversary of the moon landing, Google Maps has added a new collection of images to its Street View function that lets users explore the entire International Space Station without leaving your living room. The images also include text annotations that explain what certain items and gadgets are used for. You can virtually make your way through the station and click on specific dots to get more info on items like sleeping quarters, food and tools, in the side bar. Click here to start exploring.

Have you checked out this new function with your junior space explorer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.