Experience Delta IV NROL-45 Rocket Launch in 360 Degree Immersive Journalism
Vandenberg Air Force Base is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters (Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V, Delta IV and now SpaceX’s Falcon).
Formed in December 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. United Launch Alliance launches critical national security, science and exploration, and commercial missions to space.
In this 360 video, you are standing in from of the Delta IV Rocket, which towers 22 stories above the Launchpad. In preparation for takeoff, the 10 million pound mobile service tower will roll back from the rocket to the parked position. Soon the liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen fuel and two rocket main engines will ignite, producing 1.5 millions of thrust, lifting the rocket off the Launchpad and into the orbit.
No ordinary humans have experienced a rocket launch from this point of views. Thanks to 360 degree video technology, we are now able to experience the amazing moment as if we were there.
Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video
YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.
From mobile and tablets
To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:
Rocket Launch 360: DeltaIV NROL-45
Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.
For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.
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