We’re off into space again for this week but this time it’s not the result of a video game or a simulation. We’re not even on Mars like we have been on a couple of occasions. I do mean we’re actually 100% in space.
It’s all thanks to a collaboration between Russian broadcaster RT, the Roscosmos State Corporation and Energia Rocket and Space Corporation that has enabled for the first time a 360 degree video to be filmed in the vacuum beyond our planet.
It’s not just a black picture however. Created as part of RT‘s own Space 360 project the video first shows the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit around the Earth before moving inside so you can get a panoramic view of just what being an astronaut on board the ISS is like.
Cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko, who features in the videos as one of the ISS’s residents commented on the series: “Space 360 is a fantastic project. It’s been an incredible collaboration. This is the first time in history we are making an immersive video of the station. This will give the viewers an opportunity to see everything here the way we see it, and get an idea of what it feels like to be an cosmonaut.”
The series is available as part of the RT360 mobile app which is available on Google Play, the iTunes App Store, and via Oculus for the Gear VR. You can see the video below however on YouTube. VRFocus will be back on Wednesday with another Life In 360.