The start of May offers quite the cosmic week. May 4th was obviously Star Wars Day while tomorrow ends the week with National Space Day. And to celebrate Oculus is continually streaming the first episode of Felix & Paul Studios’ Space Explorers: The ISS Experience exclusively via Oculus TV and through Oculus Venues.
In the first episode of Felix & Paul Studios’ groundbreaking Space Explorers series, viewers get to see: “the arrival of a new crew of astronauts aboard the International Space Station as they discover the joy, wonder and danger of living in space.” Clocking in at 24-minutes, the immersive experience features astronauts Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques, Christina Koch and Nick Hague who served as cast, film crew, and narrators, utilising Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized 3D, 360-Degree Space Camera.
Space Explorers originally began several years ago as a two-part series with Space Explorers: The Journey Begins – A New Dawn followed by The Journey Begins – Taking Flight. This idea was then greatly expanded by Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the largest production ever filmed in space. It produced over 200 hours of 360-degree footage, 18 hours of exclusive astronaut logs and interviews, as well as the first spacewalk in 360. The ISS Experience will eventually be a four-part series, with two more episodes to be released.
The second episode called Advanced only launched just over a month ago. The 33-minute film sees: “Astronauts perform critical experiments that push the boundaries of life in space as three crew members prepare to return to earth,” explains the synopsis.
Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, Episode One – “Adapt” will be streamed on a 24-hour loop for Oculus Quest and Rift owners between Friday, 7th May at 12 am PT through to Monday, 10th May at 11:59 pm PT. Currently, there are three other episodes available for purchase ($2.99 USD £2.29 GBP each) if you want to watch even more of Felix & Paul Studios’ amazing footage. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.