From executive producers Darren Aronofsky and Jane Root, One Strange Rock tells the extraordinary story of Earth, told from the only people who have ever left it: astronauts. Inspired by the innovative storytelling in One Strange Rock, National Geographic created the Space Projection Helmet to bring this unique astronaut vantage-point even closer to those on Earth.
Housed in a replica space helmet, the projection technology creates an immersive viewing experience through a unique combination of laser projection, custom fish-eye optics and in-built audio. Unlike in-market VR headsets, the helmet offers an exceptionally wide field of view and is designed so the user can freely move their head inside of the dome to look around the entire field of vision, just as an astronaut would within their helmet in space.
“One Strange Rock is an unprecedented television experience; we were inspired by the innovative storytelling, mesmerizing footage and the unique accounts of astronauts to create a specialized viewing mechanism that would elevate and emulate their first-hand experience,” says Jill Cress, chief marketing and brand officer, National Geographic Partners. “The OSR Space Projection Helmet furthers National Geographic’s commitment to make science fun, entertaining, and accessible to new audiences.”
Hosted by Will Smith, One Strange Rock is an amazing, full-sensory journey that explores the fragility and wonder of our planet Earth. It’s the extraordinary story of why life as we know it exists, brought into perspective by astronauts. This 10-part series, which was filmed across 45 countries, on six continents and from outer space, reveals the twists of fate that have allowed life to emerge, survive and thrive on Earth.
One Strange Rock premieres on National Geographic on March 26, at 10/9c.
One Strange Rock is executive produced by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel from Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root and Arif Nurmohamed from Nutopia and features astronauts Nicole Stott, Jeff Hoffman, Leland Melvin, Mike Massimino, Peggy Whitson, Jerry Linenger, Chris Hadfield and Mae Jemison.
You can have sneak peek:
This past weekend my family and I were invited to attend a super special event at the Liberty Science Center, to share with the community first hand experience to watch, hear and almost feel what the astronauts felt! The One Strange Rock: Space Projection Helmet, a first-of-its-kind immersive viewing experience, featuring footage from the series.
Such an amazing experience!
I hope you join me to watch it TONIGHT at 10/9c.
Can’t wait to hear what you think! As usual, give us a Trendy Shout!