“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.”
The video was produced in collaboration with the Russian space agency and leading spacecraft producer Energia. It will premiere on October 3 during a special event at a VR theater at Moscow’s Museum of Cosmonautics commemorating the launch of Sputnik-1, the first artificial satellite of Earth, in 1957.
Cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky, who is currently on board the ISS, will tell the audience via a direct link how he shot the panoramic video during a spacewalk he conducted with Fedor Yurchikhin in August.