Here’s one type of VR movement we haven’t seen before; low-gravity leaping with the help of a harness to simulate moving on the Moon.
That’s how you get around in A Moon For All Mankind, a brand new VR experience developed by Samsung in partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program. Now showing at the Meatpacking District in New York City, the experience uses the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) combined with the Gear VR headset to deliver the sensation of realistically jumping across the Moon’s surface.
ARGOS consists of a harness that users strap into, coupled with a flight suit. The system is mapped to simulate the exact amount of gravity you’d experience when leaping on the Moon.
In the app, you embark on a fictional mission across the surface of the Moon that’s designed to provide just a taste of what it might really be like to make the trip for yourself with none of the years of training or life-risking. It looks like it could be a lot of fun,
A Moon For All Mankind will be free to experience for an entire year. No word on possible other showings of the experience right now.