Space Descent VR

with Tim Peake

Using breakthroughs in virtual production, experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz Descent Module as it makes its journey back to earth.

Title: Space Descent VR

Released: 2017

Runtime: 12 minutes

Visitors to London’s Science Museum join the UK’s first ESA astronaut Tim Peake in a virtual reality descent from the International Space Station to the steppes of Kazakhstan, in the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.

In this 12-minute, premium virtual reality experience, experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz Descent Module as it makes its journey back to Earth, travelling at speeds of over 7,000km/h and reaching searing temperatures of around 1600ºC.

This experience was commissioned to accompany the Science Museum Group’s landmark acquisition of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft for exhibition. Shown at the London Science Museum in a theatre style gallery, the experience also travels across the UK to schools inside a converted bus. The photo-realistic CG imagery seen inside the experience took one hundred dedicated computers one month to render.

 

The graphics are superb - a thrilling and educational ride

Londonist

breath-taking……Science Museum visitors are going to experience something that truly is very close to the real thing!

Major Tim Peake

It looks like Atlantic Productions’ studio Alchemy VR might have another London museum hit on its hands

Wareable

breathtaking virtual reality experience

Daily Telegraph