I have always wondered what would it feel like to find myself in a free-fall, lost in space. From 2001: Space Odyssey to Gravity to upcoming Adrift, sci-fi media presented this scenario, often in first-person perspective, yet I have yet to feel like I truly experienced it.
In this short VR Experiment I decided to try and recreate the sensation – tumbling out of control in orbit of our home planet, Earth. Needless to say, Freefall is best experienced using high fidelity HMD (Head-Mounted Display) such as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift and headphones. GearVR is pretty good, too. You can download the high-quality video for local playback through a link at the bottom of this post.
If you’d rather watch the streaming version, make sure to set the video quality (gear icon) to 2K and use the eye icon to toggle between mono and stereoscopic views.