Have you ever wondered what they listen to on the International Space Station? When Commander Chris Hadfield puts down his guitar, that is. You can see his cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity here, by the way. Check this link to read what Commander Hadfield has to say about that experience. But what do they listen to when he’s not entertaining them? They could listen to radioISS, which is a series of radio stations that they can pick up as they fly over them. Of course they don’t have the time to listen to the radio. They’re far too busy running the station and doing countless experiments for that. If they had the time, though, they would have plenty to choose from. The ISS might be hundreds of kilometers up there, far from any radio antenna, but they’ve got great line-of-sight.
Here’s a link to radioISS, where you can listen to terrestrial radio stations as they slide under the space station. This link takes you to NASA’s site hosting the High Definition Earth Viewing experiment, which shows what you can see from up there. This one is the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. You can tune in to radioISS while you browse the gallery.