Take a Look at the First Ever Full-Color HD Videos from the International Space Station

By: | June 20th, 2015


We have seen some beautiful images taken by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station over the years, but today is a special day when it comes to the ISS and capturing Earth from above.

For the first time in history, NASA has released full-color HD videos taken from the ISS, and, needless to say, the footage is beautiful.

Russian astronauts mounted UrtheCast’s ultra high-definition camera, Iris, onto the exterior of the ISS back in December 2013 and January 2014, which records 60- to 90-second full color 4K video with 1-meter resolution and always faces down towards Earth.

By utilizing a row of image sensors arranged perpendicular to the International Space Station’s flight path, crystal clear, never-before-seen footage was captured.

If the videos below aren’t mesmerizing enough, brace yourself for this summer when UrtheCast hopes to live stream 4K video from Iris!

Sounds pretty intriguing if you ask me…

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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