Following an invitation from NASA, PaleBlue attended a NASA Workshop, that took place at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. PaleBlue has been the only company exhibiting at this event.
The full-day meeting focused on the Extravehicular Activity (EVA), also known as a spacewalk. The NASA specialists have presented different aspects have been presented of EVA, and mediated collaboration discussions. A special guest speaker, NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, talked about his spacewalk experiences and shared feedback on the current spacesuit design.
Specifically for the workshop, PaleBlue has developed a VR spacewalk system and made it available for the attendees. The system has been used by a number of workshop participants, who have pointed out the simulation realism, well-modeled physics, and wide interaction possibilities.
Felix Gorbatsevich, the Managing Director of PaleBlue, told us how he experienced the event: “We are very glad that NASA appreciates PaleBlue technology and capabilities, as this led us to exhibit at this workshop. We have talked to many engineers who believe that VR technology will help to meet the ambitious goal of the next planned Moon mission in 2024. PaleBlue VR training technology can support that and simulate micro- and mini-gravity experiences for training astronaut EVAs on asteroids, Moon, and Mars.”
About Johnson Space Center
NASA Johnson Space Center was established in 1961 as the Manned Spaceflight Center, the home and Mission Control Center for the U.S. human space flight program. JSC presently serves as the home of mission control, NASA’s lead for International Space Station operations and missions, home to the Orion Multi-purpose crew vehicle, and numerous advanced human exploration projects.
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