NASA Publishes the First 8K Video from Space

Oleg Artemyev photo of International Space Station

Photo Credit: NASA/Roscosmos

Watch the first 8K video from space, documented from the International Space Station. This film is a collaboration of NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency).

“The first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video of astronauts living, working and conducting research” (via NASA)

How was this video made?

This video was filmed on the Helium 8K camera by RED. Capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional HDTV up to 8K, this footage can be viewed all the way at 8K, specifically 8192 x 4320 pixels. Download the full video from the NASA Image and Video Library to watch in maximum quality.

NASA expressed their special thanks to the European Space Agency, the ISS National Lab, and astronauts Alexander Gerst, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel for their support of the 8K filming.

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Delivered to the station in April aboard the 14th SpaceX cargo resupply mission through a Space Act Agreement between NASA and RED, this camera’s ability to record twice the pixels and at resolutions four times higher than the 4K camera brings science in orbit into the homes, laboratories and classrooms of everyone on Earth.

Viewers can watch as crew members advance DNA sequencing in space with the BEST investigation, study dynamic forces between sediment particles with BCAT-CS, learn about genetic differences in space-grown and Earth-grown plants with Plant Habitat-1, observe low-speed water jets to improve combustion processes within engines with Atomization; and explore station facilities.

“We’re excited to embrace new technology that improves our ability to engage our audiences in space station research,” said David Brady, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at Johnson. “Each improvement in imagery fidelity brings that person on Earth closer to the in-space experience, allowing them to see what human spaceflight is doing to improve their life, as well as enable humanity to explore the universe.”

ricky arnold filming 8k video in space ISS

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International Space Station photos

Photo Credit: NASA/Roscosmos

ISS photos by NASA and Roscosmos

Photo Credit: NASA/Roscosmos

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