Virtual reality video project will immerse you in space

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Virtual reality video project will immerse you in space

Virtual reality is big on immersing you in cool new environments, and what's cooler than space? Nothing, if you ask SpaceVR. It's crowdfunding a project that will send a 12-camera video array to the International Space Station, where it'll record 360-degree VR videos from the Cupola Observatory (shown above) and other parts of the ISS. The plan is to offer new footage each week as part of a subscription service -- as the team explains, it's like Netflix for space fans. If the effort proves successful, you might even see footage of spacewalks and other outside-the-station events.

You'll only need Google Cardboard to start watching (SpaceVR also promises support for dedicated VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive), but you will need to make a significant pledge to get the content itself. You'll want to plunk down $75 or more to get at least 3 months of access, and $100 if you need Cardboard at the same time. If you want a full year, it'll take $250. Look at it this way, though: for now, this is the closest you'll get to visiting space without paying through the nose for a trip.

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