Samsung Electronics in association with NASA has launched “A Moon for All Mankind” (AMFAM), an immersive, consumer-focused 4D lunar gravity virtual reality (VR) experience. This lets users immerse in a visual and physical VR experience that accurately recreates a fictional moon mission, to let users know what it’s like in lunar gravity.
The company in order to achieve this experience has collaborated with the team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston behind the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) with an aim to create a VR experience which mapped to the actual partial gravity experience of walking on the Moon.
The company will let consumers experience a full space mission including a briefing and details about how astronauts move on the Moon. After this point, users will move into a flight suit and harness, wearing a Gear VR headset, to experience the lunar mission in the gravity offload rig. This experience will be open to the public starting today from July 2019 at Samsung 837 in New York City’s Meatpacking District.
Zach Overton, Vice President of Consumer Experience & General Manager of Samsung 837 and Galaxy Studios said:
At Samsung, we are driven to push the boundaries of innovation and inspire consumers to do what they can’t. We are proud to bring to consumers the combination of our powerful mobile VR headset and our innovative work with NASA to launch this lunar experience and bring the sensation of walking on the Moon to life.
Sean Carter, Strategic Partnerships at NASA Johnson Space Center said:
Starting this year, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program that landed a dozen Americans on the Moon. With VR experiences like the one Samsung has developed, we are working to make lunar missions accessible to the public and are excited to inspire the next generation of astronauts.