Virtual Reality for Space
You can now experience space while firmly grounded on Earth.
October 3, 2023
PaleBlue has received support from ESA to develop virtual reality (VR) to be used in space, including on the International Space Station.
The project encompasses both hardware and software for the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) by astronauts on board the space station. The hardware includes both headsets with screens for immersive VR experiences and specialized gloves for navigating and interacting within the VR environment.
The VR and AR systems will serve as tools for rehearsing tasks like spacewalks, as well as for managing rovers on the Moon's surface. Furthermore, the company based in Stavanger is working on VR solutions to train astronauts in adapting to microgravity environments and to facilitate the design of spacecraft and other technologies for ESA.
PaleBlue is also collaborating with NASA on VR and AR for space. The company's VR and AR systems are otherwise employed to train personnel in various fields, including construction, energy, and medical research.