Become an Astronaut

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Space Station

Using multimedia resources found online, develop a virtual experience that would allow someone to experience a past or upcoming rocket launch as if they were observing it from a few miles away (i.e. a close, but safe distance from the launch pad). If possible, convey the impact that local/global/space weather has on a launch.


Our solution is a virtual reality that will involve to the user on an experience in first person, converting the user on an astronaut
Will simulate the launch and the life on board of a space ship
The system includes 3d glases systems to see the world and a system that permit to interact with the virtual world
Our scenario selected, put the user into the Apollo 11 in the 20 of July of 1969, and will try to recreate the moon landing

Resources Used

Our solution is a combination of technologies, that include Virtual Reality, video game engine, programming, hardware design in 3d printer, electronics , programing microcontrollers

Resources used

  1. The software used, is the Unity as video game engine, with C# to programmig
  2. The Oculus is a head-mounted stereoscopic display and permit see inside the virtual reality
  3. The Leap Motion is a device that permit the fingers , hands as inputs to the computer, with out touch it. Putting our hands inside of the virtual reality


  1. The hardware used to build the pilot chair, were recycled from old photocopiers, using their motors as vibrators, and other actuators.
  2. All this is controlled by a Arduino which receives the orders from the main computer.
  3. Also we hack an office chair that is the pilot chair to make the feeling more real.
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