The virtual reality experience created with NASA uses a system to emulate partial gravity.
Coinciding with the 49th anniversary of the arrival of man to the Moon, Samsung it has inaugurated in New York a free experience that allows visitors to experience what the astronauts of the Apollo missions felt when stepping on and walking on our natural satellite. A Moon for All Mankind (AMFAM) uses the Gear VR viewer together with a Galaxy S9+ and a system designed to emulate the partial gravity of the Moon, which has been created in collaboration with the NASA team responsible for ARGOS, an application for training astronauts in low gravity environments. Iris, a Framestore creative studio, also participated in the creation of the experience.
“At Samsung, we push the boundaries of innovation and inspire consumers to do what they can’t,” he says Zach Overton, VP of Consumer experience and GM of Samsung 837 and Galaxy Studios. “We are proud to offer consumers the combination of our powerful mobile VR viewer and our innovative work with NASA to kick-start this lunar experience and bring the feeling of walking on the Moon to life.”
The experience, which lasts 15 minutes, consists of a complete space mission that includes a briefing and details on how astronauts move on the Moon. To begin with, the user is placed before the visor (which goes on a helmet with headphones) a flight suit and a harness with which it is attached to the platform that emulates lunar gravity. In the video we do not see any external positioning system, so it is possible to achieve this thanks to the clamping platform.
In order to also celebrate the 50th anniversary, it will be available until July 2019. We have more information on their website.