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NASA astronaut Jessica Meir on how VR can help space missions – CNET

The future of VR in space could be huge for documentaries — and a lot more than just living memories.

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Sitting in the window-filled cupola of the International Space Station, looking out at the Earth’s curved horizon and then down at the impossible carpet of the planet scrolling by, makes me feel like a bit like I’m in space. But I’m not. I’m watching the 360-degree VR documentary, Space Explorers, on the Oculus Quest. Passing the headset on to my kid, he’s equally fascinated.
VR isn’t a perfect simulation of being in space. Not by a long shot. But it’s also a far more valuable tool than maybe you…

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