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Live video stream from ISS showing a demonstration by NASA astronaut Ron Garan. Credits: ESA/K. Lochtenberg

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a live 3D video shot inside International Space Station (ISS) for the first time in the history of space travel.

The video was produced by an ESA-developed camera and features NASA astronaut Ron Garan aboard ISS. Garan talks about his work at ISS in the video as he is seen playing with a globe, giving virtual feel about the space.

“While talking about the work on board the ISS, he enhanced the sense of depth and presence by playing with an inflatable Earth globe,” ESA said in a statement on Thursday.

The video, which was premiered on August 6 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, is now available on the Internet.

“These near-real 3D images not only change the whole viewing experience, but can also be used in supporting science operations on the Station.”

Watch a YouTube 3D video of ISS streamed by ESA here (Use red/blue stereo/3D glasses to watch this clip and experience 3D, ESA suggests):