It’s not meant to be realistic, but more on the surreal holographic side. Everything you see is initially shrunk down to 1 millionth of their actual size, which means you will see Earth as a 12.7-meter-wide holographic ball, rather than the giant 12,756 km-wide ball of rock that it is.
Although the tour is on rails, you can proceed through it at your own pace. The controls are very simple as there are merely six things you can do during the tour:
- Look around
- Zoom in on things
- Read the info panel in front of you (sometimes multiple pages)
- Rotate a planet or moon (when applicable)
- Orbit a planet or moon (when applicable)
- Proceed to next tour stop whenever you’re ready
- This program supports several forms of input: Oculus Rift, keyboard, mouse, and various controllers. There is no more Razer Hydra support, as positional tracking is now provided by the DK2.
Once the tour is underway you don’t actually need to use any input device (aside from the Rift) unless you wanted to zoom in on something. Most options can be configured using the Rift only.
There is a lot of information presented before the tour starts but you don’t need to remember any of it. All of this information is accessible at any time during the tour, just hit the Escape key to cycle through the Help and Options menus.