Principia mission

Working together with BAP (British Association of Planetaria), NSC Creative has produced a short immersive 360 experience which takes the viewer around the ISS (International Space Centre) to see what it is like to live and work in space. Narrated by British Astronaut Tim Peake who has successfully completed his 6 month Principia mission. We also get to see footage of Tim shot onboard the ISS specifically for this project using a DSLR and FIsheye lens.


To watch the experience in a Google Cardboard VR headset please open the YouTube link on your iPhone or Android phone in the native app and ensure you are updated to the latest version

If you are using a Gear VR, Oculus Rift or Vive please find the experience on the Vrideo app here



Originally conceived as a suite of educational material for the planetarium community the short film has been converted into a 360 video which can be viewed in VR head mounted displays. Take a seat in the virtual Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and watch the immersive footage under the dome. Over 65 planetariums across the UK have already used the dome footage to engage with their audiences of all ages.

The dome material will be freely available soon to international planetarium audiences.

“We hope that viewers, whether in a dome or VR HMD will enjoy learning more about the ISS and what an amazing accomplishment it is for humanity. We sincerely and thank Tim for his support of the project. We hope future astronauts will also embrace the 360 formats and send us lots more footage down in the future for us to share with audiences so we can all get a taste of what it is like to live and work in space. “ Producer, Paul Mowbray


The project was supported by the UKSA (UK Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) with additional support from Explorer Dome, Centre for Life and the National Space Centre.

To find a UK planetarium near you to experience this and other amazing 360 experiences visit the BAP website



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