This is the first-ever 360-degree video of a Spacewalk where you can appreciate planet Earth in its full beauty, as well as accompany cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fyodor Yurchikhin on their record-breaking Aug. 17 spacewalk.
This is the first-ever panoramic video shot in open space by cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fyodor Yurchikhin. The amazing footage puts you in the shoes of two Russian cosmonauts outside the International Space Station (ISS) as they perform a spacewalk in order to manually launch several ‘nanosatellites’.
The 360 video was produced by RT in collaboration with the Russian space agency and leading spacecraft producer Energia.
The video was filmed during a spacewalk in which they manually launched several nanosatellites.
The EVA took place last August and lasted a total of 7 hours and 29 minutes, making it the most extensive spacewalk achieved by the Russians.
The 360 video sums it up in just 3 minutes and 26 seconds.
In the video, at 1 minute and 12 seconds, the cosmonauts deploy the Tanyusha-SWSU 2 satellite, which broadcasts greetings in Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese, according to the National Association for Amateur Radio.
At 2 minutes and 40 seconds, the astronauts manually launched the spherical TS530-Zerkalo satellite which will measure the density of our planet’s atmosphere.
The TS530-Zerkalo satellite will also help researchers predict the motion of objects located in Earth’s lower orbit, including the international space station.
In total, the cosmonauts launched five satellites that day.
“The first-ever panoramic video from open space is a revolution both for VR technology and for exploration of the universe,” said Eduard Chizhikov, the head of RT’s Space 360 project.
“Thanks to the project any person on Earth may feel what being in space is like right at home. Our video offers an opportunity to get closer to the infinite.”
Incredible view right? Plus, you have the chance to finally see how awesome our planet looks, and experience at least a small part of the excitement and thrill that every single astronaut feels when he/she steps outside the international space station.