SpaceVR: Step into Space

Created by SpaceVR

Giving everyone the opportunity to explore space by putting a virtual reality camera on the International Space Station!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Space Thoughts
about 4 years ago – Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 11:46:15 PM

Hey VRnauts, 

Your opinion is needed! 

We want to know what you want to see most from Space!

We made a 1 question survey to hear what you think: http://spacevr.polldaddy.com/s/see-space

Ad Astra,

The SpaceVR Team

Free VR hardware & software for your school
about 4 years ago – Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 05:01:55 PM

Hello VRnauts,

Things are heating up! We have a new leader in the VR Kids Program. The Academy for Science and Design - Nashua, NH leads by 0.1%. 

To support innovation in education in underserved schools, SpaceVR will be sponsoring four school libraries per year with free VR hardware and software. 

More information at www.spacevr.co/vr-kids-program

The TOP 4 vote getting schools will be selected, so keep voting until October 31, 11:59 pm PDT
The TOP 4 vote getting schools will be selected, so keep voting until October 31, 11:59 pm PDT

Pre-ordering ends Nov 8, 2015 so don't forget to tell your friends in-person, not VR :)

https://spacevr-step-into-space.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

- The SpaceVR Team

VRnaut Rewards
about 4 years ago – Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 11:18:14 PM

Figure 1 - The awesome sauce helping distribute your rewards.
Figure 1 - The awesome sauce helping distribute your rewards.

Now onto the rewards! Because you are awesome Earthlings we started setting up reward fulfillment via BackerKit two weeks ago, thus allowing us to get your rewards to you as organized and as soon as possible using ShipWire. Here is a quick rundown on the reward fulfillment progress and the PRE-ORDER PAGE:

Figure 2- SpaceVR mission patch that is flying to space!
Figure 2- SpaceVR mission patch that is flying to space!

The draft stitching for the $1000 reward is complete. Overall it looks good, but we want to darken up the camera lines a little more for the final patch. You can leave feedback in the comments below if you want to see other changes. Also, since we are making 40 extra patches that will not go into space, we will be selling them as $15 Pre-Order Item and on our website starting in November for $20.

Our $50 UNLIMITED CONTENT FOREVER backers made up 42% of our backers during the campaign. We welcome other suggestions for Earth based content, which you can submit in the comments below. We would like to implement a Reddit style voting system on our website for additional suggestions, but we will be focusing on reward fulfillment first. If you are a web developer, reach out to us at launch@spacevr.co 

Figure 4 - The ZeroG supplier for our $10K backer
Figure 4 - The ZeroG supplier for our $10K backer

Our ZeroG flight will be occurring via Swiss Space Systems (S3) around the same time as the SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE. Our $10K backer will be wearing a Samsung GearVR while floating through the air and viewing the Earth VR experience. EPIC!

ALL backers will be listed on the website something like this. Try and find your name / company / project when we update the website on Oct 31, 2015. We really appreciate all our $1 backers and all the social media sharing you performed. It really helped!

Figure 5 - Personalized Digital Mission Badge of Richard Garriott - SpaceVR Advisor, Private Astronaut, Founder of Portalarium, and Space Enthusiast
Figure 5 - Personalized Digital Mission Badge of Richard Garriott - SpaceVR Advisor, Private Astronaut, Founder of Portalarium, and Space Enthusiast

Backers up to 481 should have received their digital badges already, and we will be Kickstarter messaging the rest of our backers their digital mission patches by Oct 31, 2015. 

The $15 Earth VR EXPERIENCE is going to be beautiful and potentially life changing since it will provide the most representative experience of space travel ever captured for civilian use on a global scale and give everyone the chance to experience the Overview Effect for less than a movie ticket. It will also allow us to fulfill the $10 and $100 digital and physical poster rewards respectively. Sept 2016 is the target date we feel comfortable delivering that reward. If you missed backing the Kickstarter at the $15 Earth VR EXPERIENCE you can still get this reward as a $25 Earth VR Experience Pre-Order Item.

Figure 7 - Pre-Order Items
Figure 7 - Pre-Order Items

The $100 ULTIMATE SWAG PACKAGE will include high quality male and female cut black SpaceVR T-shirts, a 11 x 17 inch physical poster of a photosphere image taken by our VR camera, the Overview One, one physical mission patch, and one 8 x 10 physical signed photo of the team. You will also receive a high-quality custom space-themed DODOcase VR viewer and our Unlimited SpaceVR Content package. Please use the BackerKit surveys coming Oct 26, 2015 to update your credit card and shipping address as needed.

Figure 8 - California Academy of Sciences
Figure 8 - California Academy of Sciences

The $250 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE planning is going well and we have targeted a 7 pm Pacific Time Sept 29, 2016 event at the California Academy of Sciences. We attended the Sept 17, 2015 Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences event and found the location really interesting and large enough to support our premiere. Two additional tickets can be bought as $300 Pre-Order Items HERE

If you can’t make it in person you can attend virtually (via AltSpace) at https://account.altvr.com/events/252110495216042021

Figure 8 - SpaceVR CEO Ryan Holmes with a Gold Plated Samsung GearVR
Figure 8 - SpaceVR CEO Ryan Holmes with a Gold Plated Samsung GearVR

The $750 SPACE GOLD SAMSUNG GearVR’s will be shipped by September 10, 2016. We will be purchasing the hardware by August 1, 2016 and are getting the visor plated in GOLD at ENS Technology in Santa Clara, CA. Explore our free content at www.spacevr.co/vrcontent and get excited for the EarthVR Experience coming Sept 2016! To support innovation in education in underserved schools, SpaceVR will be sponsoring four school libraries per year with free VR hardware (Gold Samsung GrearVR) and software (Unlimited Content Forever). Space is the final frontier, and everybody should have a chance to be a part of exploring it and, in turn, being influenced by it. Together we can make the universe accessible to everyone, inspire the next generation of explorers and get people excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. More details and the poll to vote for your school can be found at http://www.spacevr.co/vr-kids-program

The SpaceVR Team

We did it!!!!
about 4 years ago – Thu, Oct 08, 2015 at 11:49:24 PM

Dear VRnauts,

We cannot say this enough: Thank you for all of your support!!! We are thrilled to be a part of this journey with you. We will keep you informed and updated every step of the way.

Due to the HUGE surge in interest at the final moments of our campaign, we're opening up PreOrders for only 1 month to help reach our Stretch Goals! PreOrdering allows people who missed out on pledging to get in on the action by paying a little extra than our Kickstarter backers!

Use the link below to PreOrder now:

https://spacevr-step-into-space.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Tell all your friends and family and help us reach our second stretch goal!!!

Ad Astra,

The SpaceVR Team