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Watch Live: NASA Broadcasts the First 360-Degree Livestream of a Rocket Launch

April 18, 2017 2:23 AM
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Watch Live: NASA Broadcasts the First 360-Degree Livestream of a Rocket Launch

NASA wants to put viewers in the middle of the action for its rocket launch Tuesday in a way that's never been done before: by live-streaming a 360-degree video.

Viewers can watch an Atlas V rocket lift off on a supply mission to the International Space Station from the vantage point of the launch pad. If you have a virtual reality device, you can use it to feel as if you're actually at Cape Canaveral in Florida for the launch.

An Orbital ATK spacecraft will launch the United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket loaded with over 7,600 pounds of cargo and supplies for the ISS, according to NASA. The 30-minute flight window begins at 11:11 a.m. EDT.

NASA, rocket maker United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK partnered to create the video stream with four fisheye lenses around the edges of the launch pad, ABC reports. ULA has already released two 360-degree videos of launches after they took place.

Source: time.com

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