Revisiting this astronaut’s view of the earth during his 166 days in space is the perfect way to spend Earth Day in isolation.
Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to step back and look at what has been, and is, going on around us. We have been frantically moving forward in our lives, struggling to keep up and rarely take a moment to sit and appreciate what is around us.
In National Geographic’s first-ever 3D VR footage in space, this astronaut aptly lists his stressful daily responsibilities aboard the spaceship, “the clock is running, your heart is beating, your wristwatch is going around, you’re trying to stay on schedule and you have so many things to do.” However, as the film goes on to show “sometimes you are able to take a little time to relax and actually notice what is going on around you. Sometimes you have the chance to look out the window and see the world”.
It is national Earth Day today—and it is every day, really— and we are amid a global pandemic, but why not use this time to relax while the world has stopped to stare out a window and see the world for what it is, a beautiful planet that holds life.
For 3D viewing use the YouTube app for Google Cardboard, Daydream or Playstation VR… or experience in 2D 360 via the Youtube app on your smartphone or iPad.
The film was produced by BLACK DOT FILMS VR for National Geographic Partners and features Astronauts Chris Hadfield, Mae Jemison, Mike Massimino and Nicole Stott.
Featured image: Nasa via Unsplash