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Using Virtual Reality you will become Neil Armstrong on what is the 20th century's most enduring achievement.
Using Virtual Reality you will become Neil Armstrong on what is the 20th century's most enduring achievement.
Using Virtual Reality you will become Neil Armstrong on what is the 20th century's most enduring achievement.
1,407 backers pledged €36,623 to help bring this project to life.

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The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience - Education VR

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Landing on the moon was one of the greatest achievements mankind has ever embarked on and now it’s time for you to step into Neil Armstrong’s shoes and experience what it was like to live through this historic event.

To everybody who helped us. 

Thank you so much. 

We just found this posted on YouTube and had to share it. This is why we started this project in the first place. I have skipped to the end as this kid explains how much this meant to him. 

Again thanks so much. Your support really means a lot to us. 

Team @ Apollo 11. 

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Using NASA archive footage and audio we have created an inspirational journey that we hope will engage students and give them a better understanding of what took place way back in 1969. We don’t just want kids to read about history we want them to experience history as a living entity that they can relate to.

Please note that NASA does not endorse this educational experience in any way.

To help us achieve our goal we need your help. Our prototype demo is just a proof of concept at the moment and just a small taste of what we have planned. Your money will help us recreate the full mission with more detailed models, animated avatars and interactive gameplay. We want to make the Apollo Experience everything it can be and we want you to climb on board to help us achieve this goal. 

Neil took One Giant Leap back in 1969 and we are asking if you can take One Small Step today and back this project.

Apollo 11 is just the beginning, let’s make history together and change the face of education forever. 

The Apollo 11 experience will not only be an inspiring experience but will also be highly educational which will benefit anybody interested in learning more about this momentous event. 

The Apollo 11 experience is designed to be an accurate recreation of the events leading up to the first moon walk and includes features such as 

  • Accurate digital models of the Saturn V, Command Module, Lunar Lander, Astronauts, Launch Tower.
  • The Original Real Time audio from NASA Control, the Command Module, and Lunar Lander.
  • Interviews from the Astronauts themselves
  • Guided tour or Interactive experience based on your preference
         
         
 

 Once funded the full experience will include tons of narrated facts about the mission and also include 

  • Archive footage and NASA audio of the real event
  • Launch & Flight to Lunar orbit
  • Command & Lunar Module docking
  • Lunar landing
  • Lunar surface operations
  • Lunar ascent and return
  • Splashdown

 Some of our Backers comments

I put my mother in the demo last Sunday. She actually watched the moon landing live on TV. In those days not everyone had a TV, so she really made an occasion of it by going to a neighbour's house along with the rest of the family. They cooked up a lot of food, grabbed blankets and pillows and had a sleepover. She always used to tell us the story. I told her now you can watch it again through the point of view of the astronauts and see what they saw and how they would have felt during take off. As the countdown kicked in she got very emotional cos it took her right back to that moment in her childhood, she was probably no older than about 12. She absolutely loved it and helped her connect with the past and relive a great moment again from a different perspective. This is what VR has the power to do. Putting you in the shoes of anyone from any time period and any event through history. That aspect alone is going to make for some incredible experiences.

Reddit User Hamition252

Just played the demo and it was amazing! So amazing that this is the first Kickstarter that I have backed.

Reddit User g0dmaphia

OMG I shed tears at the end, no joke...as an aerospace engineer, this is the dream come true... Back it right now!

Reddit User RiftersNL

Goosebumps=BACKED. Getting my hair straight for a nice polaroid and fly me to the moon, baby!

Regarding tshirt mock ups as above we have not had any confirmation back as of yet as to whether the logo will be permitted but we have taken it out of the experience during the update just in case. That being said we don’t want to have a scenario where we have promised you something that we cannot deliver so to err on the side of caution, for anyone ordering the tshirt with the NASA logo attached we will send you an official NASA tshirt.We hope that this eases concerns that anyone might have in relation to the use of the logo.

About the developers

Drash - VR Consulting and Development

Drash has years of development experience, and is also a well-respected VR community leader. Drash is the developer of Titans of Space which has received widespread praise among critics and developers alike and is held up as one of the must-play VR experiences of all time. His work was featured at the Samsung Gear VR launch event and Titans of Space was one of the original experiences showcased on the Gear VR to promote Samsung's new hardware.

VR Dave - Producer and Audio / Media

Dave is the editor and chief of Virtual Reality Reviewer and is well known for his professional reviewing and slick video editing. He has extensive video and audio experience and also co-founded The Virtual Reality Awards. 

Sandra Whelan - Researcher 

Sandra is famous for being the female voice of VR. She is a content writer at Virtual Reality Reviewer and a keen historian. She is invaluable with her attention to detail and will be providing voice over audio in this experience with mission facts and interesting side stories. 

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Risks and challenges

Once funded you can be assured that you will receive a quality product that lives up to expectations. With Drash's VR development skills and David's Audio/Visual expertise this experience will be a unique historical experience that will have a lasting effect.

We are seeking funding as creating such an experience is very time consuming and currently we are funding this through our own pockets by refusing other paid projects. We are passionate about VR and can see huge benefits for this new medium to be used as an educational tool helping students to visualise and engage in their studies in a uniquely immersive way.

Your money will allow us to fully develop this experience making it everything it can be and accelerate its final release.

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    One Small Step

    You are a learned scholar and will receive a download link to create your own VR Education Learned Scholar Certificate which you can print, frame and hang on your wall.

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    Get your name on a digital plaque which will be placed on our digital moon. We will provide directions on how to find it's location when released. Receive the experience 2 weeks before its official release.

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    Moon Walker

    We will place a digital Polaroid of your choice in a creator on our digital moon. Just email us a .jpg and we will send you directions on how to find the creator once the game is released. + T-Shirt + Get your name in the credits + Receive the full experience 2 weeks before its official release + Early Beta Access

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    Record a short 2 min audio message to accompany your Polaroid which will be played to other people as they view your image on the moon. This message can be anything as long as its not offensive or contains copyrighted materials.

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