Most of us at one point in our lives have dreamed of what it’s like to be an astronaut on a mission in space. Pictures of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) provide a glimpse into life onboard the orbiting laboratory, but what does it really feel like to live and work in space? What is it like to maneuver through microgravity conditions every day, and how does it feel to step out on a spacewalk and look back at Earth below?
TIME, in collaboration with Felix & Paul Studios, seeks to capture this unique experience for viewers back on Earth through a virtual reality (VR) series currently being filmed onboard the ISS. The series, “The ISS Experience,” is being produced using specialized VR camera systems designed to operate in microgravity and will include the first-ever filming of a spacewalk in cinematic VR.
In a recent episode of NASA Johnson Space Center’s “Houston We Have a Podcast,” Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, co-founders and creative directors of Felix & Paul Studios, discuss their work on “The ISS Experience” project, which is sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. Listen to the podcast on NASA’s website and view “The ISS Experience” trailer below!