Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) has launched an innovative new experience: a custom-designed Space Visor virtual reality headset with a trio of mobile applications designed to allow users to travel space as only NASA astronauts have before.
The Space Visor transports users to a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), where they can explore inside and learn about each module, and then to the surface of the moon on a rocky lunar rover ride. Other experiences include visits to restricted areas at the visitor complex such as the Gemini IX and Apollo 14 capsules and more. The headset can be used while at KSCVC and then from anywhere else a user might be.
“At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex we create immersive space experiences for our visitors,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which Delaware North operates for NASA. “The Space Visor is the next step to bring our guests an unparalleled experience at the height of current technology.”
The headset allows users to interact with three separate applications:
- KSC 360 Expedition encompasses all parts of the visitor complex, and users are prompted to learn facts about each rocket in the Rocket Garden, gaze at space shuttle Atlantis as she floats in orbit, take a ride on the moon in a lunar rover at the Apollo/Saturn V Center and sit in the commander seat of the Mercury-Atlas 8, Gemini IX and Apollo 14 capsules.
- Space Dreams explores the room of a space-inspired child to learn facts and figures about the solar system from galactic-themed décor including each planet, a Mars rover and a Mercury spacesuit.
- Edge of Home allows guests to see the International Space Station like an astronaut. They will take part in an extravehicular activity and walk around the outside of the ISS while learning facts and figures about each module.
The Space Visor is available for purchase at KSCVC gift shops and online at TheSpaceShop.com.