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Client

Science Museum Group

Location

London, UK

Date

2018

Product

6-metre dome

Science Museum Group : Space Descent 360°

One of the challenges with conventional VR experiences is how to share them with younger children. This is something that the UK’s Science Museum Group had faced with the Space Descent VR experience featuring astronaut Tim Peake.

It’s been hugely popular. It’s attracted plenty of media attention. But it’s only been suitable for ages 13+, which precludes a large proportion of Science Museum visitors - and can make for some furiously unhappy would-be astronauts.

Igloo was asked if we could help to make the experience more inclusive, and suitable for the whole family. And, as a result, a 360° 3D version of the experience was created for a 6-metre Igloo dome, which was in-place for the entire summer season.

“We’re really proud to be able to give everyone the opportunity to experience something that, up until now, had only been available to a handful of astronauts.”

Mark Cutmore
Head of Commercial Experiences, Science Museum Group

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Used for controlling most aspects of the Igloo system, like triggering content, controlling playback and switching between content types
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An application that controls the Igloo wirelessly over a dedicated Wi-Fi network. Easily control different functions from tabs across the top of the app.

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Back-end software that seamlessly blends all content from the multiple projectors in the Igloo. Corrects geometry and colour for an immersive experience.