NASA Use Microsoft HoloLens for Assembling New Spacecraft

When building something that needs to take human beings into space, getting it right first time is completely vital. This is very challenging when building a completely unique device, something which has never been built before. Lockheed Martin engineers working on building the latest NASA spacecraft have turned to the HoloLens mixed reality (MR) headset…

NASA Use Microsoft HoloLens for Assembling New Spacecraft

When building something that needs to take human beings into space, getting it right first time is completely vital. This is very challenging when building a completely unique device, something which has never been built before. Lockheed Martin engineers working on building the latest NASA spacecraft have turned to the HoloLens mixed reality (MR) headset…

Satore Tech Completes VR Post-Production For Philharmonia Orchestra’s latest VR film

Satore Tech, the new venture from multi-disciplinary creative studio Satore Studio, have revealed that they have completed their first virtual reality (VR) project. This project saw the team stitching together footage for the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Mahler 3: Live from London film. This VR experience was debuted at the Royal Festival Hall last week alongside the opening…

This Week in Science: Sept 29 – Oct 5

Did you know some of IKEA’s biodegradable packaging is made out of mushrooms? No? Well would you eat lab-grown meat out of the stuff? That’s what one startup wants to happen. In case we haven’t completely ruined your appetite, get ready for a new fruit to be on your plate: scientists are working to domesticate…

Ryan Gosling’s First Man Is Getting A VR Experience

Get ready to take a giant leap for mankind in VR. First Man, the new Neil Armstrong biopic from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, is getting the expected VR tie-in treatment. Rolling out to AMC Theatres across, LA, San Francisco, New York and Washington, the piece is set to give viewers a first-hand account…

Lockheed Martin’s Giant Moon Lander Is an Absolute Unit

XXL LANDER The Apollo Lunar Module weighed less than 11,000 pounds and was just 22 feet tall, even with its legs extended. And that’s after years of space- and weight-saving considerations. Almost 50 years later, landers are getting bigger, not smaller (the way so many of our devices do). Bigger landers mean more room for…

‘First Man’ WebAR Experience Takes You To The Moon and Back

The upcoming Ryan Gosling film receives a WebAR experience that uses the actual Moon to function. Universal Pictures First Man tells the story of the legendary Apollo 11 mission in which astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first human beings to set foot on the Moon. For NASA and their brilliant team of engineers,…

NASA’s Got Ambitious Goals for Crewed Space Exploration

NASA’s got a whole new plan. On Wednesday, the space agency announced its detailed National Space Exploration Plan to achieve the President’s lofty goals set out in his December 2017 Space Policy Directive-1. Those bold plans include: planning a new Moon landing, long-term human deployment on and around the Moon, reassertion of America’s leadership in space, strengthening…

NASA Is Looking For New Ways to Detect Alien Technology

PHONE HOME Are we alone in the universe? Hunting for biological signatures of life on moons and exoplanets is just one way we might find an answer. Another is to look for “technosignatures” of alien technology — radio signals or microwaves coming from deep in space. The idea has been around for decades, but now Congress is pushing…

Scientists Need to Solve These Two Mysteries to Find Life on Mars

Back in June, NASA revealed two mind-blowing facts: that there is organic matter on Mars, and that levels of methane in the planet’s atmosphere ebb and flow over time. It’s pretty exciting news that shook our understanding of astrobiology. And while this isn’t necessarily proof that aliens are out there, much of our terrestrial methane…

AstroReality Announces Solar System Ultimate, The New AR-Enhanced Solar System Set

Augmented reality (AR) allows developers and content creators a means to produce immersive and exciting experiences that can be used for informative, entertaining or educational purposes. Now, AstroReality have announced that they have a new product that leverages this immersive technology to provide users with a new way to explore the Solar System like never…

Pixar Magic: How Magnopus Brought The Wonder Of Coco To Life In VR

“Pixar originally didn’t want to do the project [Coco VR] because they didn’t think we could hit the quality bar that they found acceptable,” said Ben Grossman, Co-Founder of Magnopus. “We had to prove ourselves.” And they did just that. Magnopus is a visual effect and experience company founded by people that have decades of…

VR vs. Spitting Feathers

It’s a rarity indeed for you to start the working week with a blessed sigh of relief. But whatever happens, this week can’t possibly be as bad as the last one. For a start we have Mr. Peter Graham back in the fold after he disappeared off to *gasp* enjoy himself for a week. How…

NASA’s 360 Livestream Of Final Cassini Orbiter Mission Scores Emmy Nom

And the award for most impressive 360-degree live stream of an unmanned interplanetary spacecraft goes to… 20 years ago, The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launched the Cassini orbiter into space. By 2004, the revolutionary spacecraft was in orbit around Saturn, providing researchers back on Earth with the first comprehensive data of…

The New York Times Debuts Its first Volumetric AR Experience

The New York Times has been a publication which has eagerly embraced immersive technology such as augmented reality (AR) as a means of enhancing its news coverage, such as giving readers a better look at the various NASA Mars missions. The NYT has now moved into what it believes is the next phase of visual…

Life In 360°: Old Traveller

It seems like only yesterday when I was writing on VRFocus  about how American institution The Smithsonian seems to be cropping up on VRFocus with increasing regularity. (Although as it happens it was only last week.) The internationally renowned archive, research complex and museum covers all manner of topics from art and design through to science…

Take Selfies In Space And Explore The Stars In VR With New NASA Apps

NASA have released two new apps that allows users to take selfies in space and even visit a star system that has seven Earth-size exoplanets in virtual reality (VR). The release of the apps mark and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope which has images features in both of…

Explore A System Of Exotic Planets With NASA’s Exoplanet Excursion VR App

Take a trip lightyears across the galaxy for a guided tour through five of TRAPPIST-1’s seven-planet system.  Located approximately 39.6 light-years from the Sun somewhere in the constellation Aquarius, TRAPPIST-1, better known as 2MASS J23062928-0502285 for short, is a massive red dwarf star forming an exoplanet system composed of seven Earth-like planets. While too far…

Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards

VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. This September the Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate its legendary 70th anniversary, once again honoring the absolute finest in U.S. television entertainment. For the last two years, VR content has managed to quietly infiltrate its…

Lockheed Martin Is Manufacturing Spacecrafts With The Help Of AR

Lockheed Martin is using AR to build NASA’s Orion spacecraft on their mission to Mars. Lockheed Martin Corp’s engineers thoroughly understand the of power of AR technology and its potential as a revolutionary tool in the work environment as a digital infrastructure. So much so that the American based global technologies company is turning to…

Take A Virtual Tour Around The Solar System With ‘Overview’

A French company is using VR to create the next generation of educational space simulators. From outlandish ideas involving sensory deprivation chambers housed inside a Burning Man art installation and a location-based VR experience launched as a partnership between NASA and Samsung in commemoration of the Apollo program’s 50th anniversary, to multiplayer moonwalks and actual…

Take A Virtual Tour Around The Solar System With ‘Overview’

A French company is using VR to create the next generation of educational space simulators. From outlandish ideas involving sensory deprivation chambers housed inside a Burning Man art installation and a location-based VR experience launched as a partnership between NASA and Samsung in commemoration of the Apollo program’s 50th anniversary, to multiplayer moonwalks and actual…

Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience

One small step for man, one giant, virtual leap for mankind. 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…

Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience

One small step for man, one giant, virtual leap for mankind. 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…

Samsung Teams With NASA For A Moon For All Mankind VR

Here’s one type of VR movement we haven’t seen before; low-gravity leaping with the help of a harness to simulate moving on the Moon. That’s how you get around in A Moon For All Mankind, a brand new VR experience developed by Samsung in partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston that celebrates the…

One Small Step for Samsung VR

Samsung Electronics is a name already much associated with virtual reality (VR), largely thanks to the Samsung Gear VR and the associated Samsung smartphones that power the device. The company is taking that a stage further with launch of ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ an immersive 4D VR experience. The experience has been designed to…

Episode Two Of Felix & Paul’s Space Explorers Series Is Now Avaiable

Felix & Paul, the Montréal based pioneers in cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences have been delivering impressive documentary’s for some time now including The People’s House: Inside the White House With Barack and Michelle Obama. The studio has also being working on a two-part cinematic series that explores the new age of space exploration and…