Welcome to the Apollo VR Planetarium. Constructed in 1969 just in-time for the launch of Apollo 11, NASA’s first mission to land humans on the moon. It is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest opto-mechanical starball, film projectors and the first ever holoscope!
Take a seat behind the control desk and use your VR controllers to explore each console.VIDEO MODEYour planetarium comes preloaded with a trailer for the award-winning 3D 360° film CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story.STARBALL MODEEveryone enjoys a nice relaxing tour of the night sky. Your new star projector can resolve over a billion stars and has custom space race themed constellation artwork slides. Change the procession to see the cosmos roll past overhead. (Please note this is not a 100% accurate simulation of the night sky).HOLOSCOPENo other planetarium in the world has one of these. Grab an object from your desk and place it on the transmogrification pad to project a holographic visualization into the planetarium. You can almost reach out and touch it! Hear about the amazing feats of engineering that took Apollo Astronauts to the moon and back.“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong.50 years ago the first human walked on the moon… discover the epic story behind this historic moment by exploring the Apollo VR Planetarium.
Why is the experience and film called CAPCOM GO!? Well, in mission control, all the desks have an abbreviation of their role so they can call out their status easily, the Capsule Communicator aka CAPCOM, was the person who spoke to the Astronauts when they were in space, this was normally an Astronaut as they preferred to speak to one of their own.
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App and 360° film produced by NSC Creative, the immersive storytelling studio based at the National Space Centre, UK.