This 360-Degree Camera Will Give You A Virtual Reality Astronaut Experience On The ISS
J Thoendell stashed this in Oculus
A company is hoping to launch a 360-degree camera to the International Space Station (ISS) that will let people on Earth see an “astronaut’s view” of space in virtual reality. CalledSpaceVR, the San Francisco-based project is currently seeking $100,000 (£66,000) of funding on Kickstarter for its endeavor.
At the heart of the project is a device called Overview One, which has four cameras on each side to capture footage. It will be capable of recording in 16K – ultra high-definition – giving Earthlings high-resolution footage from the ISS. SpaceVR is working with NanoRacks, which has launched more than 300 items to the ISS, with the hope of sending its camera to the ISS next year, possibly on a SpaceX mission in the summer.
“The camera is a four-camera rig, with 179-degree lenses,” Varun Vruddhula from SpaceVR told IFLScience. “Hardwired together to start recording at the same time with the press of a single button, it records a sphere of video at 4K per camera for two hours.”