NASA published the first 8k video shot in space last week on its YouTube channel.
The short video, filmed on the International Space Station, gives civilians an inside look at some of everyday work being done by Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Ricky Arnold, and Drew Feustel.
Throughout the video you will see the astronauts performing multiple experiments, as well as beautiful views of planet earth, and some Nikon camera equipment.
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold filming on the ISS
NASA used a Helium 8K camera by RED with a 35.4 megapixel CMOS sensor to record the mega-high-res footage.
“This new footage showcases the story of human spaceflight in more vivid detail than ever before,” says Dylan Mathis, communications manager for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “The world of camera technology continues to progress, and seeing our planet in high fidelity is always welcome. We’re excited to see what imagery comes down in the future.”
To view the footage in all of its glory you will of course need a fancy screen capable of handling 8k video. If you have that handy you can stream it through your Google Chrome browser or download it directly from NASA.