Jim Dimascio demonstrates the Virtusphere inside the Reid Center as Ray Latypov looks on.

The Virtusphere is a locomotion platform that allows users to be completely immersed into their interactive virtual experience. Latypov and Dimascio, owners of Virtusphere, Inc. based in New York, brought the 10-foot (3 m) high structure to Langley Oct. 1 for a demonstration in the Reid Center.

Jeff Antol with the Space Mission Anaylsis Branch arranged the visit to show employees how NASA Langley is pushing the envelope and studying immersive applications for exploration. Besides gaming and military training, the Virtusphere could be used by scientists and researchers to create an environment using real data that simlulates exploring on the Lunar or Mars surface.

Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

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