Watch An Insanely Relaxing Flight Across The Arctic Ice Plains, By NASA

What you see here is some of the best footage shot from the front and back mounted cameras on one of the P-3B aircraft that runs NASA’s IceBridge missions. These vistas are from the spring mission over Greenland and the Arctic, but NASA’s going back for more this fall.

See, NASA’s not just concerned about space. Every so often, it sends an endeavouring pilot to sweep the vast arctic deserts, slurping up scads of data about glaciers and ice floes with radar and laser altimetry. And that’s all great, but the real prize is the view.

IceBridge tackles Antarctica from time to time as well, so stay tuned and maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the Mountains of Madness. But until then, enjoy the scenery.