Astronaut – A Journey To Space. Dynamic And Fast – Experience Earth From Space With The International Space Station Travelling At 28,000km/h [Video]

Guillaume Juin has created a work of great intensity and power. If you want to experience what it’s like to be an astronaut in space, then this is as near as you’ll probably ever get to the real thing.

In his words:

“What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of Africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, throught this journey to space, something astoundingly beautiful and strange at the same time.

I wanted to do something different from what has been done before with those shots. Something more dynamic and fast. After all, ISS travel through space at 28.000km/h! There are also more recent footage that have never been used (at least I think…) in other edits.

All the credit goes to the crew members of ISS expeditions 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, shot from 2011 to 2014.

The international Space Station weigh 377 tons, orbits the earth at around 350km from the surface, and does one spin around the earth in 1h30, at 28.000k/h! At 1’11 we can see a little refueling shuttle desintegrating back to earth. At 1’20, it’s an Orbital Science’s Cygnus Orb-2 spacecraft that is launched into orbit. The little green and purple lights you can see at 1’57 are respectively fishing boats and oil platforms offshore with the big city of Bangkok nearby.”

A marvellous film.



Video: Courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

Editing: Guillaume JUIN

Music: Astronaut – Vincent Tone

[More Information: Earth Science + Remote Sensing Unit (Nasa) | Guillame Juin ]

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