Life In 360°: Let’s Go For A Walk

Did I mention it was in space?

We do have some content creators that crop up every now and again on Life In 360°. That’s just the way of things. Today’s offering comes courtesy of Russian international television network RT, who featured once before on Li360 back in May this year but who also turn up occasionally in our general news, owing to their dedication to experimenting with 360 degree video.

In appropriate timing considering the 60th anniversary of Sputnik’s launch, RT have announced what they are calling “the world’s first-ever 360-video filmed in open space”. Yes, we’re going up and out. The video is a continuation of RT’s Space 360 project which has showcased a number of recordings from around the International Space Station (ISS). A collaboration that has had RT work with both the Roscosmos State Corporation and Energia Rocket and Space Corporation.

Now though we’re going outside the ISS courtesy of cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fyodor Yurchikhin, joining them as they do some needed work including launching a box satellite by the most appropriate method possible: grabbing it and tossing it towards the Earth!

“The first-ever panoramic video from open space is a revolution both for VR technology and for the exploration of the universe.” Explains Eduard Chizhikov who heads RT’s Space 360 project. “Thanks to the project, any person on Earth can feel what it’s like to be in space from the comfort of their own home. Our video offers an opportunity to get closer to the infinite. Welcome to outer space!”

You can see the amazing video below. VRFocus will be back with Life In 360° on Monday.

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