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Nov 1, 2021

Virtual reality can combat isolation with awe and empathy, on Earth and in space

Posted by in categories: space travel, virtual reality

It takes seven months to get to Mars in an efficiently engineered spaceship, covering the distance of 480 million kilometers. On this journey, a crew would have to survive in a confined space with no opportunity to experience nature or interact with new people. It is easy to imagine how this much isolation could have a severe impact on the crew’s well-being and productivity.

The challenges long-duration space travelers experience are not foreign to regular folk, although to … See more.

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