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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

VR in Space

SpaceVR Launches a Kickstarter to Make Virtual Reality Movies in Space

Orbit the Earth from Your Couch

Sean O'Kane | August 10, 2015

If you want to go to space, you either need a Donald Trump-sized fortune or the kind of patience only the Dalai Lama can relate to. A new company called SpaceVR wants to change all that, and if it's successful you'll just need $10 and a VR headset to orbit the Earth.


The company launched a Kickstarter today to make this happen. The plan is to send a tiny 12-camera rig that shoots three-dimensional, 360-degree video to the International Space Station aboard a resupply mission in December. New virtual reality footage will be available every week, but will only be accessible with a subscription. As Isaac DeSouza, SpaceVR's cofounder and CTO puts it, "it's like Netflix, except you get to go to space."

<more at; related links: (Be an Astronaut; We're sending virtual reality cameras to space so anyone can explore the universe. Join our Kickstarter. [About: Founded in January 2015 by Ryan Holmes, CEO, and Isaac DeSouza, CTO, SpaceVR is the world’s first virtual reality platform allowing users to #BeAnAstronaut and experience space firsthand from any mobile, desktop or virtual reality device. Through the use of 3D, 360-degree cameras, SpaceVR technology feeds livestream footage from the International Space Station’s (ISS) Cupola observatory module back to Earth so consumers can experience space travel in immersive 3D virtual reality.]) and (Ever wanted to see Earth from space? SpaceVR is sending a camera into orbit so you can. August 10, 2015); further: (Reddit comments on: We are SpaceVR. We're working on putting a virtual reality camera on the International Space Station! AMA!)>

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