NASA VR 360

Looking for ways to make it easy to assist in propagating the MEME: = THE MOON IS OUR NEXT INHABITED PLANET.

NASA has over the years done more to put their face in front of the general public.

Back when the Lunar Prospector mission was being set up the project was asked to find a way for the general public to get a feel for what was going on during real time while Lunar Prospector was orbiting the Moon.  They set up a Lunar Prospector web site and I got to adapt some of their programs to let me send data to the web site display applets through a back door.  These displays updated just 5 minutes after the live data was received.  Much quicker than waiting a couple of years for the scientists papers to come out. 🙂

Since then NASA in general has done much more to provide access to mission information. Mars gets a lot of coverage.

https://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/

JPL contributes much.

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/

The International Space Station (ISS) is interesting with media coverage letting us know what is going on in Low Earth Orbit.  Videos and interviews bring us up to speed.

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/gallery/

Today with the higher bandwidth Internet connections and more powerful graphic processors for computers, tablets, and phones. we can take Virtual Tours of the ISS.

Here is a YouTube tour.

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Using the amazing Space Engine and some mods created by Harbinger we can float around outside the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth. Using YouTube’s 360 video feature you can look in any direction and those using headsets can experience the view from 400 km above Earth floating next to the most complicated piece of machinery ever made.

The music is a slowed down version of Eastminster by Kevin MacLeod
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…

Space Engine is Copyright Vladimir Romanyuk © 2011-2016
http://en.spaceengine.org/

ISS and Space Engineer Mods created by Harbinger
http://en.spaceengine.org/forum/17-26…

Space Engineers developed by http://www.keenswh.com/


This tour is 50 minutes long.


 

Published on May 21, 2016

One of the most detailed tours of the ISS from American astronaut Steven Swanson!!!


With the idea of building a Lunar Base, I thought I would see what using a pair of VR googles like the Google Cardboard viewer would be like.

https://vr.google.com/cardboard/

I bought a BNEXT VR Headset

3D VR Headset Virtual Reality Glasses for iPhone & Android – Play Your Best Mobile Games & 360 Movies With Soft & Comfortable New Goggles Plus Special Adjustable Eye Care System

by Bnext

Then down loaded an Android APP for my Samsung phone.  Now I am looking to see if NASA or others have done more VR with the Moon in mind.


Apollo 15 Moon Landing VR
Thomas Kole Educational

Celebrating the 45 year anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission!
Use your phone and Google Cardboard to simulate the 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Landing.Feel the rumble as the spacecraft descends to the Lunar surface.
Walk on the moon like Scott and Irvin did, and unpack and drive the Lunar Rover.

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NASA has this link for – NASA Apps For Smartphones, Tablets and Digital Media Players

https://www.nasa.gov/connect/apps.html

It looks like I have some catching up on my viewing.

I am hoping that I can find ideas for how a viewer might partake in building a Lunar Base or at least seeing how it might be done.

Since we haven’t built one I may have my work cut out.  Then again, you may know of something already done or who might be working on such a project.

I am wondering if playing with VR applications will help promote the –

MEME: = THE MOON IS OUR NEXT INHABITED PLANET.

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About SpecialK

Retired Navy Aviation Electronics Warrant Officer
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One Response to NASA VR 360

  1. SpecialK says:

    This was a limited time offer back in September 2015 in New Zealand.
    https://www.engadget.com/2015/09/09/cereal-box-vr-headset/
    VR is the prize at the bottom of your cereal box
    A virtual reality (VR) headset now costs the same as a box of breakfast cereal, provided you’ve got a decent smartphone lying around. In New Zealand, Kellogg’s is promoting packs of Nutri-Grain by bundling instructions that transform the box into a Google Cardboard-style device.

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