From Virtual Space Travels to Planetary Simulation Adventures

By: Rebecca Byers - May 27, 2015
From virtual space simulators to Mars-simulating tourist attractions in the desert, there are countless modern innovations that seek to make the multisensory experience of space travel accessible for the masses. While only a few decades ago space tourism seemed like a futuristic punchline, the reality of it is fast approaching and unique virtual and real-life experiences aim to replicate exactly what that will be like.

While many space-related virtual reality innovations are predicated on helping earth-bound individuals experience space, NASA is pioneering a technology that will see the use of the Oculus Rift to simulate earthly delights for astronauts on long-term missions experience depression.

Additionally, cutting edge games like Kerbal Space Program work hard to integrate real-life physics calculations to make the game as accurate a depiction of the properties of space as possible.