Virtual Reality

MARS VIRTUAL REALITY SOFTWARE WINS NASA AWARD

A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA’s 2018 Software of the Year Award. OnSight uses imagery from NASA’s Curiosity rover to create an immersive 3D terrain model, allowing users to wander the actual dunes and valleys explored by the robot. The goal of the software, a […]

BUZZ ALDRIN AND 8i PREMIERE “BUZZ ALDRIN: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS” VR EXPERIENCE AT SXSW

Yesterday at SXSW, Buzz Aldrin and 8i with Time Inc’s LIFE VR, premiered the world’s first legacy VR project featuring the celebrated astronaut’s hologram as he takes viewers on a journey through space and reveals his plan to send humans to Mars. “Buzz Aldrin: CYCLING PATHWAYS TO MARS” is a groundbreaking educational room-scale VR experience […]

NASA LANGLEY AIMS TO GET A JUMP ON VIRTUAL REALITY GROWTH

The growth and promise of virtual reality has become a real opportunity for NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to step into its realm of possibilities. From mission research to educational outreach efforts, the uses for virtual reality are becoming a boundless playground of potential. “It’s really becoming pervasive and we just want to […]

A MIXED-REALITY TRIP TO MARS

It’ll be years before the first astronauts leave the launch pad on Earth to journey to Mars. But starting September 19, visitors to the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Florida will get a taste of what those astronauts will see when they touch down on the Red Planet. “Destination: Mars,” a mixed-reality experience designed […]

ANDREAS MOGENSEN USING VR IN ORBITAL ROBOTICS LAB

Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen during a summer visit to ESTEC’s Orbital Robotics Laboratory, experiencing weightless motion in 2D – courtesy of a friction-free air-bearing platform combined with a virtual reality headset. The Orbital Robotics Lab, used to test out mission scenarios involving microgravity or low-gravity environments, incorporates a 4.8 x 9 m epoxy floor […]

SPACEVR SIGNS LAUNCH CONTRACT WITH NANORACKS

SpaceVR, a platform for creating cinematic, live, virtual space tourism, announced early this month that it has signed a launch agreement with NanoRacks LLC to send Overview 1, the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite, into space. Overview 1 will be delivered to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX CRS-12 Mission. The satellite will […]

STAR TREK: BRIDGE CREW – GOING BOLDLY INTO VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends into the heart of a new starship, the U.S.S. Aegis, where every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew. Developed exclusively for virtual reality and capitalizes on the powerful sense of social presence only possible through VR. Through […]

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