As the sun rises for the ISS crew, one crew member pops the window hatch coverings for the best view anyone will ever see.

ISS crew member looks down on Earth

It’s almost my favorite part of the video. But then the real action begins. Five minutes of vivid greens playing above the Earth’s atmosphere.

Forget it’s the start of the work week and watch the stunning Aurora Borealis (northern lights) and Aurora Australis (southern lights) from the space station in 4K Ultra-High Definition.

[ecko_alert color=”blue”]Did you know: These stunning 4K videos were shot with the Epic Dragon camera by RED. It can shoot resolutions from regular old HD to 6K. SpaceX’s fifth cargo resupply mission delivered the camera on January 15, 2015.[/ecko_alert]

It didn’t take long for the crew to put together a fantastic video showing off their new toy.

Then the fun science began. Here’s astronaut Terry Virts’ placing an effervescent antacid tablet (alka-seltzer) into a ball of water.

Remember when Scott Kelly and fellow crewmembers Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui munched on some ISS grown lettuce? Check it out in 4K.

Another one of my favorite 4K videos shows Scott Kelly playing with some food coloring and a ball of water.

Man, you know being aboard the ISS has to be a blast. Hell, I would even put up with working out every day to have that view.

Here’s another vid of Scott Kelly celebrating his 300th day in space with some water ping-pong.

Let’s step away from the International Space Station for a second. Here’s a look at the Sun in 4K.

It took 300 hours for NASA’s media team to put together the video above. Using observations from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, we can see the incredible power of the sun’s solar activity across a wide range of wavelengths.

Finally, let’s end it where it all begins – a space launch. Six 4K cameras documented every portion of the Dec. 6 launch of Orbital ATK’s commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. From inspection to launch, this video gives us a glimpse at the work that goes into making a successful launch.

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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