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Astronaut virtual reality EVA coming soon
« on: 04/12/2016 04:22 PM »


Creating a VR Space Game With NASA

BY BENNETT RINGAPRIL 12, 2016 08:00AM EST
How one developer is working with NASA to create Earthlight, the most authentic astronaut VR experience ever.

...."incredible detail that the team had put into their model of the ISS. Starting in an airlock before grappling my way around the exterior of the ISS, using the Vive's controllers to grip the myriad of exterior handrails, I was led to the malfunctioning ammonia pump. The first time I looked around the ISS in VR brought home the sheer scale of this exotic habitat—2D photos and games simply don't convey that this space station is the length of a football field. Gazing down at the detailed model of the Earth's surface was simply breathtaking, enough to convince me that the developers were onto something special."

http://www.pcmag.com/news/343568/behind-the-scenes-creating-a-vr-space-game-with-nasa

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