Apollo 11 VR is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. Now for the first time ever, you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it.
Using a mix of original archive audio and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, all set to inspirational music. Get set for an experience that will not only educate you but will also leave a lasting impression and deep respect for the men and women who worked on the Apollo program during NASA’s golden era.
Apollo 11 VR is a new type of documentary, not only do you get to relive the events of 1969, you can also take control and fly the command module, land the lunar lander, explore the Moon’s surface and deploy the lunar experiments all before returning to earth in a fiery re-entry.
Take one small step today and climb aboard Apollo 11 for the journey of a lifetime.
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Steam User Review
I don’t write many reviews. This might only be my second. However I felt compelled to write about this experience.
It is….breathtaking. I never dreamt that I would one day know what it felt like to sit in the capsule. Listening to the countdown and commentry. Heart rate increasing. Tension building. Sat with a Rift on in a living room in England and yet transported to Cape Canaveral on that bright July morning.
When you hear those main engines start, I swear you can feel them. That immense power, held in place by the clamps. Then zero is reached and the clamps release. Through the window, a cloud slowly moves past, followed by another one, only faster. White wisps flash by the window now and suddenly, you can see the Earth, slowly falling away.
You realise you haven’t breathed for 20 seconds and when you exhale, a big fat tear runs down your cheek. Man, this is emotional. -and then you stage. The main engines cut off, leaving you in a breathless silence. You are in Earth orbit. A quick glance around the cabin leaves you in no doubt. It was then that the full emotional impact of what I’d just experienced hit me like the business end of a Saturn V. I literally cried like a baby. I had experienced spaceflight.
The rest of the experince takes you to further stages of the flight. Leaving Earth orbit, docking with the LEM, moon orbit, insertion and finally landing. Oh boy. Looking out of the window of the Eagle and seeing the Moon’s surface getting closer, having a slight panic at the 1202 alarm and finally, touching down in the Sea of Tranquility. All priceless moments.
History will remember Neil’s first steps as the defining moment of the Apollo mission, but for this VR experience, the flights were the best parts. Your mileage may vary.
TLDR: Buy it. Support it. It’s the best educational use of VR so far and if it doesn’t move you to tears, then maybe you don’t cry at stuff. 🙂
10/10 Would be an astronaut again.