Visit the International Space Station in VR
The International Space Station is the closest thing to a Death Star that we might get to see in our lifespan, and it’s now within our reach thanks to Oculus Rift.
Mission:ISS for Oculus Rift Takes You to Space
You can now visit the massive laboratory orbiting around our blue planet by using your Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset. Oculus partnered with NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and the European Space Agency to develop this virtual space experience.
If you ever dreamed of becoming a real astronaut then this is the perfect simulator for you, in Mission:ISS you will be able to explore the ISS and feel it as if you are actually in Low Earth Orbit. There are many interesting things to do, especially if you have an Oculus Touch controller, you can engage in realistic critical space tasks, do spacewalks around the station, help dock incoming spacecraft, and feel like a true ISS crew member.
The International Space Station looks as realistic as it can possibly be, the design is based on real NASA models and experts’ descriptions. The Mission:ISS simulator is free and already available for download from the Oculus Store. Oculus even launched a pilot program to provide high schools with an Oculus Rift so students can experience the ISS for themselves.
Mission:ISS also announced it will be sending an Oculus Rift headset to the real space station. Astronauts will use the Oculus Rift to test the effects of zero gravity on our human spatial awareness and balance. The results might help scientists understand how the human body could respond to future missions that intend to take humans farther than Low Earth Orbit and the moon.