Earthlight: Lunar Hub
This VR experience, designed by a company that trains NASA astronauts, lets you walk on the moon.
If you fantasised about walking on the moon as a child, you'll be happy to know that these dreams can now become a reality for as little as $20. Well, almost. Scienceworks and Opaque Space — an award-winning Melbourne company that helps train NASA astronauts — have teamed up to create a VR experience that takes you to the moon (and beyond). And while it's not the same as being in space, it's probably the closest you'll get for under $50.
The immersive VR experience and multi-player game, which kicks off on Monday, December 17, sounds impressively realistic, too. Running for 40 minutes, the astronaut simulation sees you explore a lunar space station, walk on the moon and 'look down' on earth from above — all while walking around in a seven-square-metre space with a five-kilogram backpack on.
Coinciding with Scienceworks' Museum of the Moon installation — a giant floating sculpture of the moon complete with NASA imagery on its surface — Earthlight: Lunar Hub has a capacity for six peeps at a time, so grab your mates and tick 'walking on the moon' off your bucket list.
Earthlight: Lunar Hub is open from 10.30am–4.30pm daily. Tickets must be purchased with Scienceworks museum entry.
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