Behind The Scenes: The First 3D VR in Space
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli has a tough time saying no to performing experiments related to spaceflight.
“By principle, I agree to everything,” says Nespoli, a veteran of three off-world trips. “Which is not a smart idea, by the way, because you end up doing things that later on you regret. But I feel like I owe it to people … to carry my weight as a human being and to forward our humanity.”
That’s why, in late 2017, Nespoli readily agreed to shoot the first 3-D 360-degree video ever made on board the International Space Station. The project was part of a collaboration with National Geographic, which also involved Nespoli capturing cinematic footage for the ten-part global event series