STATES CHRONICLE – An ultra-HD video will lead you on a spectacular journey to the International Space Station. The recently recorded footage can unfold the mysteries of the space station. By offering you a fisheye 4K Ultra HD quality, it will make you feel excited about the environment. The journey starts with the cupola of the International Space Station. Through this windowed annex, astronauts manage to command the robotic extension of the research laboratory.
This spectacular cupola was launched in February 2010 as a component of the shuttle Endeavour’s STS-130 space mission. It helps the astronomers to create a panoramic view of Terra, also providing excellent views of approaching ships like Japan’s HTV cargo freighters, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon.
A Soyuz crew rover and Cygnus spaceship are visible outside the massive cupola. The nest destination of the journey is the Unity module. This compartment represents the oldest piece of the International Space Station. This was mounted in December 1998 by Endeavour’s STS-88 mission. A few more steps will lead you to the Rassvet module which was transported to the International Space Station by the Atlantis rover back in May 2010, on its STS-132 space mission.
The video also captures the inside of the Soyuz shuttle which was attached to Rassvet. You can see images of the stored spacesuits and the Sokol launch of the crew. The next stop will be the tunnel of Zarya module. Back in November 1998, this represented the first component of the space station which was sent into space attached to a Proton booster.
Zarya was developed based on the US financial help, and it was also called the Functional Cargo Block. This module was designed to accomplish control functions in the first years that it was used here. Nowadays, this location is mainly used for storing equipment, food, and waste. Just a few more turns and you are driven directly to the Destiny laboratory.
This part represents the storage place for the International Space Station’s key research racks and life support equipment. The arrival of Destiny to the station happened with the help of Atlantis craft in February 2001. The next step of the trip is the Harmony module, the onward part of the International Space Station. It was brought here on the STS-120 mission of the Discovery rover back in October 2007. If you are curious about the rest of the journey, you should probably watch the footage which was produced by Harmonic.
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