Those "Live" Space Videos That You've Been Sharing On Facebook Are Fake

Several media sites have been sharing the supposed live stream from the International Space Station (ISS).

Cover image via Viral USA's Facebook page

Not everything you see on the Internet is true.

Case in point - that "live" video of the International Space Station you might have seen floating on Facebook is fake.

Several media sites like Unilad and Viral USA posted "live" videos yesterday, 26 October, that purportedly showing video feeds from the International Space Station.

The videos have been widely shared and view by netizens, with over 20 million views and 500k shares.

The thing is, the videos are fake and NASA confirms it

A screen capture of the video.

Image via Viral USA

β€œWhile the agency provides live views from exterior space station cameras through the ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment, **there has been no activity outside the space station since the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft arrived to the orbital laboratory on Sunday,” NASA said in an email statement sent to Gizmodo.

NASA also didn't share any live videos on its official Facebook page.

Mashable also pointed out that the videos look suspiciously similar to this space expedition from 2013

An ISS expedition from 2013 that looks very familiar to the "live" videos.

Image via YouTube

See the similarities?

Image via YouTube

NASA added that the next live stream event on Facebook - the Expedition 49 crew return, is scheduled for this Saturday, 29 October.

Don't believe everything you see on the Internet, guys! Just because something is going viral, doesn't mean it's true. Always do your research! :D

Image via Reaction Gifs

Don't worry, these Facebook Live videos are legit and they're pretty darn awesome!

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