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Space Explorers is simply awesome! A must-have if you like space and NASA

RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 6,760 Valuable Player
edited September 13 in Games and Apps
Didn't think this would be something special, and paying $3 for a 5GB 20min movie did put me off for some days. But I downloaded the first movie today - and it was simply awesome. Here's the trailer:


This app has been out for some years for Oculus hmds, but episode 2 is new:

https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/07/episode-two-of-felix-pauls-space-explorers-series-is-now-avaiable/

Right now you can download episodes 1 and 2 - and Season 2 with 3 episodes is expected later. The app is free, but the movies are not. If you just get the free app (151MB), there are some great 360 degrees photos and you can download the Season 2 trailer (1.4GB) for free.

Not sure ss worked, but I did use ss 2.0 for my CV1 and had no problems - image quality was great, but of course could be even better. Then again, 5GB for 20 minutes seems fairly balanced - quality vs download size. 

You can refund the movies if you don't like them - but I couldn't dream of doing that, the whole family needs to see this!  :)
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  • Double_ShotDouble_Shot Posts: 127
    Art3mis
    Yep.  This is a must-have IMHO.  An absolutely fantastic production and one of the best I have seen in VR for this genre.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 6,760 Valuable Player
    Did just watch Season 1 Episode 2 - I'm not that fond of the Russian stories, might delete that one and just keep Episode 1. Looking forward to Season 2. 
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,936 Valuable Player
    I must get this, but I can't help but wonder why they are considering a tricky mission to Mars and not just planning a Moon base first. I take it this is to do with the survival of mankind, so why not a Moon base to start with?
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 6,191 Volunteer Moderator
    edited September 22
    Is the app called Space Explorers, or is it an in-app purchase from a Felix & Paul app? Is it region-restricted? When I follow the link from the article, I get to a page on the Oculus store called "Unpublished app - Nasa" and i can't buy it.



    Edit: never mind, searched Space Explorers and got to the proper app.

    Edit 2: Does anyone know if the in-app purchases are cross-buy? The app is also available for Quest, so I might prefer to watch it there.

    Edit 3: For the record, the in-app content purchases are cross-buy. I bought them on Quest, and was also able to download them on Rift. The file sizes were different--3.3GB each on Quest, and 5GB each on Rift.
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  • Double_ShotDouble_Shot Posts: 127
    Art3mis
    RedRizla said:
    I must get this, but I can't help but wonder why they are considering a tricky mission to Mars and not just planning a Moon base first. I take it this is to do with the survival of mankind, so why not a Moon base to start with?
    It actually has less to do with the survival of mankind and more to do with just the basic, human need to explore and push our boundaries further and further out.  But I do agree about one thing - I think having a permanent presence on the moon should be our first priority.  From a scientifically strategic, logistical and practical point of view, it just makes more sense.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 6,760 Valuable Player
    edited October 15


    First Season 2 episode just arrived - a bit on the heavy side with 9.1GB for a 25 min video, but worth it (a bit grey in quality - might look best using an oled hmd - I use Rift CV1 for these videos, SDE might fool your brain to see higher res, and I could not use Revive for the Index so you may need an Oculus hmd to see these films). Even though these 360 degrees VR movies can be hard on the eyes, I really felt like I've been on the ISS after watching the film.

    NEW EPISODE: The ISS Experience Episode 1, Adapt

    The largest production ever filmed in space, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic four-part immersive series that invites you to join eight astronauts on life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. Shot over two years with exclusive access to the crew, The ISS Experience offers an intimate take on the joy, wonder, and dangers of life in orbit.



    Get it here:

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/4109168145824350/?ranking_trace=1943584525923090_4109168145824350_SKYLINEWEB_1GTbzkg7XqZ0nOVbz

    Btw - in case someone wonders what hmd the astronauts used when making these movies and more ;)


    Picture published August 2020 by NASA: 
    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-astronaut-aboard-space-station-to-answer-girl-scouts-questions


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