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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 […]

NASA CONCEPTS BRING PRECISION TO NEW VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

Advances in virtual reality are creating remarkable opportunities for individuals to immerse themselves in worlds that are impossible, unlikely or simply out of human reach right now. Mars 2030, a new interactive, virtual Mars experience, would allow people to simulate life on the Red Planet. The project, a collaboration between NASA, multi-platform media company FUSION […]

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