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Science Museum and Alchemy VR Create Tim Peake Space Descent VR Experience

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Science Museum and Alchemy VR Create Tim Peake Space Descent VR Experience

London’s Science Museum has partnered Alchemy VR to create a brand new Tim Peake-inspired VR attraction.

Space Descent VR simulates the descent Tim Peake experienced when he returned to Earth in a cramped space capsule.

Participants share the capsule with the astronaut himself as they ‘virtually’ descend 400km from the International Space Station at a speed of 25,000km per hour.

The 12-minute plummet to the Kazakhstan desert is the Science Museum’s first permanent VR attraction.

Peake reportedly described the experience as ‘breathtaking’ and said it was close to the real thing.

Image: Science Museum

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/tim-peake-vr-science-museum

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