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 360 degree 3D state-of-the-art virtual reality experience, visitors are transported inside one of the most enduring spacecraft of the modern age. Using the very latest in VR technology, viewers experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz’s descent module as it makes its journey back to earth, traveling at speeds of over 7,000kph and reaching temperatures of around 1600ºC.
Created and produced by Alchemy VR, the experience was commissioned to accompany the Science Museum Group’s landmark acquisition of the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft for exhibition. The photo-realistic CG imagery is in such high resolution that it took 100 computers a 1 month to render the experience.
Museum and Heritage
Design Week Awards
“The graphics are superb – a thrilling and educational ride”
“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”
“breathtaking virtual reality experience”
Dr. Christopher Riley
ASSISTANT PRODUCER AND ADDITIONAL WRITING
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
ADDITIONAL MODELS AND TEXTURES
ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIGN
VR UX CONSULTANT
European Space Agency
PAO RSC Energia
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