Experience Virtual Reality at Te Awamutu Space Centre
We have two VR options:
(1) Samsung Gear VR - Free
This is a medium-quality VR experience, enough to give you a good taste of what it's all about. It's comfortable and requires no actions - just relax and enjoy it. It's usually showing a programme that lasts around 10 minutes.
(2) Oculus Rift - $5.00
Up to 10 minutes on our premium interactive VR machine. Our current show is Mission: ISS, in which you're an astronaut finding your way around the International Space Station. Using the touch controllers, pull yourself around in micro-gravity just like the astronauts do. This is a surprisingly realistic experience of floating in space.
Our VR Equipment
Our premium VR headset is an Oculus Rift with hand controls. Its computer includes an i7-6700K processor, SSD and Nvidia GTX1080 graphics card.
This PC was built by the gurus at Computer Aid, who spent a lot of time researching and testing the system. We use Computer Aid for all our IT requirements, from gaming computers to network and server issues, and we recommend them highly for all your computing needs.
We also use Samsung Gear headsets powered by the Galaxy S7. While not as impressive or as capable as the Oculus Rift, it is a safe and easy way to see what all the fuss is about.