Watch This Ultra-HD “Fly Through” Video of the International Space Station

This video will make you want to go to space with your camera

We have written a lot about the photography that happens up on the International Space Station, but none of the glimpses we've had so far at that glorious tin can floating through space have been quite as wonderful as this one.

Released directly by NASA, this 2160p video was shot with a fisheye lens to give lots of depth of field and a wide field of view, keeping plenty of things in the frame, all of them pretty much in focus. The whole thing is set to a rather moody, ambient soundtrack that makes it feel like a really long intro to a high-budget sci-fi movie.

Guided tour of the international space station in ultra-HD
A screenshot from the video shows a pretty nice view of Earth.NASA

This seems like the kind of thing that could ultimately have been replaced with a VR-style 360-degree video in which you can actually click around, but I really like how this acts as a guided tour and how stylized it is. It’s a much different “lean-back” experience.

From: DPReview

This seems like the kind of thing that could ultimately have been replaced with a VR-style 360-degree video in which you can actually click around, but I really like how this acts as a guided tour and how stylized it is. It’s a much different “lean-back” experience.

From: DPReview

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