Preparing for Space Travel – Michael Hopkins and VR Hardware

Preparing for Space Travel – Michael Hopkins and VR Hardware

Expedition 37 is set to visit the International Space Station during September, 2013. This photo of crew member Michael Hopkins was taken during training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 37/38 flight engineer, uses virtual reality hardware in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to rehearse some of his duties on the upcoming mission to the International Space Station. This type of virtual reality training allows the astronauts to wear a helmet and special gloves while looking at computer displays simulating actual movements around the various locations on the station hardware with which they will be working. Photo credit: NASA

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**Matt suggested we place maracas in astronaut Hopkins’ hands.

Dennis Bonilla is a user experience designer and digital strategist who co-founded Unified Pop Theory with his friends. Dennis is a trend finder and idea maker who is inspired by individuals that believe the world can be changed one great project at a time. Dennis can be reached on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+.

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