Samsung Electronics America introduces “A Moon for All Mankind” (AMFAM), described as an immersive, consumer-focused 4D lunar gravity virtual reality (VR) experience. With Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, consumers immerse themselves in a visual and physical VR experience that accurately recreates a fictional Moon mission, allowing participants to experience lunar gravity. The AMFAM experience will be open to the public starting today through July 2019 at Samsung 837 in New York City’s Meatpacking District.
Samsung’s rig design team collaborated with the team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston behind the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) to create a VR experience that mapped to the actual partial gravity experience of walking on the Moon. ARGOS is used to train astronauts to operate in low gravity environments.
At the AMFAM experience at Samsung 837, consumers will experience a full space mission including a briefing and details about how astronauts move on the Moon. Then, they will step into a flight suit and harness, wearing a Gear VR headset, to experience the lunar mission in the gravity offload rig, feeling what it’s like to walk on the Moon. The market-leading Gear VR headset provides users an untethered, ultra-fast, smooth and immersive VR experience. By leveraging the power of Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the high quality of its Super AMOLED displays, the Gear VR headset uses dedicated sensors and a wide field of view to help consumers fully immerse themselves in the experience of walking on the Moon.