Virtual Reality (VR)

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 […]

HOLOGRAMS MAY KEEP ASTRONAUTS COMPANY ON MARS

8i and Time Inc. have announced a partnership to bring holographic messages, recorded by 8i as part of a Mars mission initiative, to LIFE VR’s global audience. LIFE VR, in conjunction with Time, will distribute “Message to Mars” recordings from Buzz Aldrin and Reggie Watts created with 8i technology as immersive virtual reality experiences in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TEAM LOFTS SKATEBOARD TO SPACE IN AWESOME VR FILM

121C has announced that it launched a carbon fiber skateboard to the edge of space above the Mojave Desert earlier this year. The event can be experienced in Virtual Reality (VR) narrated by NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría. “The space jump of ‘Fearless’ Felix Baumgartner got us thinking about riding a skateboard down from space and […]

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