Global Nominee

SerenityVR received a Global Nomination.

THE CHALLENGE: Space Recreation
Journey to Mars

There is a great deal of interest from national space agencies to go to the Moon and Mars. ESA wants to go to the Moon and establish a village there. NASA wants to go to Mars. Astronauts and Cosmonauts from all over the world are already living aboard the ISS. What can they do in their free time? It can’t be all about reading books or game play on computers. Think of new sports or games that could take into account the low gravity (e.g. a space lacrosse game, extreme basketball). What about real or virtual experiences involving the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon? Or following the paths of Sojourner, Spirit or Curiosity on Mars using a form of cross-country skiing? Think of new ways for to astronauts to use their free time. To present your results develop an app that makes use of virtual reality tools.


The goal of SerenityVR is to take the astronaut away from the confined spaces that they are faced with everyday as part of space travel. Spaceflight is known to create both physical and psychological damages to the body. With SerenityVR, we are aiming to reduce these damages through Earth-like sensory + physical activities.

Resources Used

- Unity store: Standard Assets - Unity store: Nature Starter Kit 2!/content/5...

- Unity store: Standard Assets - Unity store: Standard Assets!/content/3...

- Royalty free assets of nature ambience

- Google cardboard and Myo Unity plugins

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