December 29, 2020

VR-Series from the ISS


VR-Series from the ISS
Soon you'll be able to get an intimate view of the ISS. Image by NASA via Wikimedia Commons

Since it was launched into space 22 years ago, some 241 humans have visited the International Space Station (ISS). Soon, however, anyone who is interested will be able to tour the ISS via a new virtual reality (VR) series being shot on the Russian segment of the ISS.

The series, "Space Explorers. The ISS Experience.", is a joint project between Roscosmos, the Canadian Emmy-winning production company Felix & Paul Studios, TIME, NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and space agencies of other countries. The series is being filmed with special 360-degree cameras.

The VR technology will allow viewers to participate in scientific experiments, “feel” weightlessness, and admire Earth from space. Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov are participating in the series. They will discuss life aboard the ISS and the future of orbital flights, and conduct scientific experiments.

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