Life In 360°: Giving Gravity Its Due

As I’ve mentioned more than a few times before here on Life In 360°, and even as recently as the last few weeks, we do have a tendency to do spend a lot of our time here, looking at 360 degree videos, in the air. In some form or another.

Be it flying up into the sky in some sort of Boeing passenger aircraft and taking a look through the cockpit at all manner of sights around the world. Getting twisty and twirly as we ride in a jet with a fighter pilot on manoeuvres.  We’ve flown with microlights, hang gliders and helicopters across distant cities and landscapes beautiful, haunting and hauntingly beautiful. We’ve even been strapped to a rocket on at least one occasion and there was a time ‘up in the air’ to us on Life In 360° meant an ancient city high in the clouds that many would no doubt find impossible to even comprehend.

Today however it’s time to subscribe to the old adage that what goes up, must come down. Yes, we’re going up in the air today again, but so we can come back to Earth. We’re off for a bit of skydiving in Russia. Well, above Russia I guess, all courtesy of vr360 pro and the camera of one Alexander Styukhin. He, along with about fourteen others squeeze themselves into the twin propeller plane before leaping out the back in a group of five or so. Try and keep tabs on everyone as you fall to the Russian countryside below,

Historical Note: People seem to mistakenly credit Isaac Newton with ‘what goes up, must come down’ when in actuality no one seems to know for sure. The idiom, according to knowyourphrase.com, has though been in use since the early 1800s. Found in the very 1800’s title book Theodore Sedgwick’s Hints to my Countrymen.

“When one boy among a dozen throws a stone into the air, crying out, that ‘what goes up must come down,’ it is very likely so to happen.”

And it’s very likely to happen in the video below. VRFocus will be back with more 360 degree adventures from around the web – and the world – on Friday at the usual time.  We’ll see you then.

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