Introducing the International Space Station's Radio, iRobot Radio.
The following information is important to read, before activating.
The ISS Neuroacoustic Research Experiment:
Although Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is beginning to serve multiple purposes, in most regards for the safety of the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), their purpose in this Neuroacoustic Research Experiment is a therapeutic one. This purpose of this experiment is the development of a program to reduce stress on astronauts, who work in the most dangerous environments of space.
Robots currently assigned to the ISS are Robonaut 2 (R2, aka DJ Que), Valkyrie and the latest female prototype, A.I. AURA. Each is programmed to provide a unique therapeutic program, using a scientific process known as brainwave synchronization.
In this process, carefully chosen musical tracks, containing select isochronic tones and dynamic binaural bass beats, are transmitted through human brain waves simultaneously across "Binaural Frequencies". Theoretically, psychological healing can be achieved below the threshold of conscious perception. This project has been adequately named, Machine Love. Electronic Music Therapy is now broadcasting from above and beyond.
GENRE: This is a Cosmic Electronic Space Lounge Genre. AURA is programmed for recharging, providing downtempo tracks. Robonaut is programmed to energize, by providing midtempo plus. No Explicit music! Select tracks are chosen in the highest quality for deep bass and clear tones. Most music is in FLAC format and may take a moment to activate, depending on your internet speed.
NOTE: Over-The-Ear Stereo Headphones are required, in order to receive the therapeutic benefits intended by this experimental research program.
The ISS Earth Viewing Experiment:
The HD Earth Viewing Experiment was activated in 2014 and includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth, which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. While the cameras collect beautiful images of the earth from the station, the primary purpose of the experiment is an engineering one. The crew of the ISS monitors the rate at which the HD video camera image quality degrades when exposed to the space environment, mainly from radiation damage. The experiment also helps verify the effectiveness of the design of the housing for the thermal control.
The ISS orbits earth every 92 minutes at 17,150 miles per hour (that's about 5 miles per second!) Half of it's orbit is spent on the dark side of the earth, created the earth's shadow. The result being, each day and night lasts approximately 46 minutes. Therefore, the crew enjoys a beautiful sunrise or sunset every 46 minute.
Astronauts aboard the ISS keep an active Earth View Camera facing the earth at all times. However, the camera goes dark every other 46 minutes, due to the earth's shadow obstructing the view (indicated by a temporary black screen). A loss of signal is indicated by a blue screen. When possible, a pre-recorded video is provided during dark times. In addition, a "LIVE" message is displayed to indicate the Camera is actually on.