NASA ( The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is synonymous with the exploratory sense of a man to discover the secrets of the universe. And every year brilliant minds come forward to push the boundaries of human understanding. Now they have collaborated with the advanced technology of augmented reality and virtual reality for a creative and engaging experience. Read on to find out.
Virtual Tours Offered By NASA
NASA is coming out with a concept called NASA at Home -Virtual Tours and Apps. This allows people to wear a virtual headset to explore inside the virtual reality microgravity glovebox. Some of the other applications that NASA is launching are:
Commercial Crew Program 360-Degree VR Tour –This immersive program shares the story of innovation born out of government and industry partnership. This program helped launch astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.
“Go for Flight” – A Google Expeditions tour of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. This includes the view of an aircraft hangar, a control room and the back-ramp area where an aircraft’s final preparations for flight begin.
“Next Stop: The Stratosphere” – This program allows you to explore inside SOFIA, NASA’s flying observatory and a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 106-inch telescope.
Hubble Space Telescope mission operations centre –– This program allows a person to take a 360-degree virtual tour of the Hubble Space Telescope’s home for mission operations, the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
NASA’s Exoplanet Excursions – This guided journey explores the amazing TRAPPIST-1 star system. This is known to be the home of 7 Earth-size exoplanets orbiting a star that is only a little larger than Jupiter.
International Space Station –– NASA astronaut Suni Williams takes people on an immersive guided tour of the International Space Station.
Apps Offered By NASA
There are even more such wonderful immersive programs for you to enjoy. You can marvel about the expansive nature of space, and the continued efforts of man to understand the great beyond. NASA has also launched some applications such as:
Featured App- The NASA app offers news and multimedia from around the agency.
Aeronautics AR app –This app helps people learn about NASA’s X-57 Maxwell, X-59 QueSST and G-III Gulfstream aircraft. When it comes to apps, here are 5 Cannot-Do-Without Apps For Every Traveller
Spacecraft AR app – This application helps people interact with a variety of spacecraft that explores our solar system, study Earth and observes the universe.
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