The world’s first broadcaster to release a 360-degree documentary made on board the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the network’s special project, Space 360, is RT.
A series of videos shot using cutting-edge, immersive video technology will take the viewer on a tour of the station, with Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko as host and tour guide. Space 360 is a collaboration between RT, Roscosmos State Corporation and Energia Rocket and Space Corporation. As part of RT’s Space 360 project, Andrey Borisenko will regularly produce immersive videos shot in the space station’s various modules, while explaining their specific purpose and history. The documentary featurettes will also offer insight into the process of astronaut training, spaceship production, and flight control. Head of RSC Energia’s Scientific-Technical Center Alexander Kaleri contributed to the project as the science consultant.
RT’s Space 360 videos are available online in six languages (English, Russian, Spanish, French, German and Arabic) and the RT360 mobile app (Google Play, App Store, Oculus).
To watch the video, please access youtube.com/watch?v=dAwf1zKFxf4
According to Eduard Chizhikov, who heads up RT’s 360 video production for the first time in history, RT has made a 360 degree video in a zero-gravity environment. RT's task was to combine education and entertainment and the company was greatly aided in this by the host, cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko, who introduces the audience to the various aspects of life on-board the ISS. Borisenko added that Space 360 is a fantastic project and is an incredible collaboration. This is the first time in history an immersive video of the station has been created and this will give the viewers an opportunity to see everything here and get an idea of what it feels like to be an cosmonaut.
Space 360 project promo: youtube.com/watch?v=g91BRwbUzlk.