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How exactly to watch NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch reside in a 360-degree VR experience

Editor’s note: Felix&Paul Studios’ Artemis Ascending 360-degree VR experience will start at 7: 33 a.m. EDT (1133 GMT) on Aug. 29. A prerecorded Artemis 1 video will play above until start time.


NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission is ready launch into space this week and you will be a part of a ringside experience live.

“Artemis Ascending” use 360-degree virtual reality to let participants feel just like they’re standing close to the Artemis 1 mission since it lifts off no sooner than Monday (Aug. 29). You can virtually witness NASA’s most effective rocket yet, the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, since it lifts the Orion spacecraft on a journey to the moon. Liftoff is defined for 8: 33 a.m. EDT (1233 GMT).

Felix&Paul Studios aims to create the launch to viewers who’ve usage of Oculus Quest headsets (opens in new tab) or can watch it on the area Explorers Facebook page (opens in new tab). The function will start at 7: 33 a.m. EDT (1133 GMT) and tell you the ultimate countdown and launch. You can even watch it at among 200 domes and planetariums all over the world.

If you are searching for a non-VR livestream of the launch, you can view the Artemis 1 liftoff on Space.com, thanks to NASA TV, starting at 6: 30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT).

Related: NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission: Live updates

More: NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission explained in photos

The livestream will undoubtedly be hosted by retired NASA astronauts Karen Nyberg and Doug Hurley on Meta Quest, and below is really a set of locations where one can catch the historic moon mission.

The set of domes can be acquired via this Felix&Paul sign-up link (opens in new tab) and a partial set of participating facilities (live and on-demand) include:

  • Cosm Experience Center (Salt Lake City, Utah);
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, Alabama);
  • Virginia Air & Space Science Center (Hampton, Virginia);
  • Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ);
  • Adler Planetarium (Chicago);
  • Discovery Place Science (Charlotte, NEW YORK);
  • Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium (Canada);
  • Telus Spark Science Center (Canada);
  • Planetrio da Unipampa (Brazil);
  • Planetarium of the Royal Observatory (Belgium);
  • Museon-Omniversum (Netherlands);
  • Tycho Brahe Planetarium (Denmark);
  • Hamburg Planetarium (Germany);
  • La Coupole (France);
  • Lucern Planetarium (Switzerland);
  • Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (Ireland);
  • Netanya Planetarium (Israel);
  • Rangsit Science Centre For Education (Thailand);
  • Museum Victoria (Australia).

Felix & Paul can be an immersive studio located in Montreal, Canada. Originals from the studio are the “Space Explorers” series, productions with franchises like “Jurassic World” and comedy specials for “Simply for Laughs” starring Trevor Noah, Lilly Singh along with other celebrities.

If you are seeking to get into virtual reality, consult our best VR headset guide for immersive gaming, virtual cinema experiences or interactive workouts. Our overview of the Oculus Quest 2 gave it a near-perfect 4.5 stars, rendering it well known headset at this time.

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Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is really a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she also tackles topics like diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to greatly help others explore the universe. Elizabeth’s on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, three space shuttle missions in Florida, and embedded reporting from the simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada’s Carleton University. Elizabeth can be a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Her latest book, Leadership Moments from NASA, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got thinking about space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, but still really wants to be an astronaut someday.

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