Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience
In celebration of the Apollo Program’s historic, 50th anniversary, NASA has teamed up with Samsung to develop an out-of-this-world, location-based VR experience powered by the Gear VR.
“Starting this year, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program that landed a dozen Americans on the Moon. With VR experiences like the one Samsung has developed, we are working to make lunar missions accessible to the public and are excited to inspire the next generation of astronauts.” (Sean Carter, Strategic Partnerships at NASA Johnson Space Center, in an official release).
Watch the presentation video.
Open to the public now at Samsung 837 in NYC, A Moon for All Mankind is an in-depth simulation of real NASA space missions. Participants begin their experience with a comprehensive briefing explaining how astronauts move while traversing the low gravity environment of the Earth’s moon. From there, they’ll don a custom flight suit and strap into a specialized harness attached to a specialized gravity offload rig.
Using a Samsung Gear VR headset powered by the Galaxy S9+, participants will then experience what it’s like to bounce across the cold rock via an immersive, untethered VR simulation.
A Moon for All Mankind is open to the public now through July 15th at Samsung 837 in New York City’s Meatpacking district.
For more information on your upcoming mission, visit http://www.837gearvr.com/.
Source: Kyle Melnick, VRSCOUT (link)
Image Credit: Samsung U.S.