Sometimes reality can be just as stunning as the movies. That’s certainly the case with this latest video from NASA. The space agency has released a video documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as it docked with the International Space Station on March 27th. The launch marked the start of the “One Year” Mission, which is studying the long-term effects of microgravity on the human body.
According to Time, the video shows the last 15 minutes of the docking procedure. Though it’s significantly sped up, the clip lets you appreciate the remarkable 17,000mph, in-orbit dance that brings the capsule and space station together. The shot, taken from aboard the Soyuz capsule, is reminiscent of some of the incredible imagery from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, except it’s all happening in real life.