CNET – ISS Astronauts on Busting Barriers and Space Smelling Like Burnt Metal Toast

By Joan E. Solsman | April 12, 2022

Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch have, cumulatively, lived almost a year and a half in space.

Alongside the science and space walks of their International Space Station missions, Koch and McClain also participated in an unusual assignment, even for people orbiting 250 miles above the Earth's surface: chronicle – through a 360-degree video camera – what space exploration is like and why it matters.

Their footage, and much more shot on and outside the ISS, form the cornerstones of The Infinite, a massive in-person virtual reality experience slowly touring the country and, eventually, the world. The Infinite is the result of the largest production ever filmed in space, as is the cinematic VR series Space Explorers, available to watch on headsets at home. Both immerse you in recordings from the ISS that feel uncannily real, even to astronauts who lived there themselves.