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NASA VR: From Columbia to Now

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Category: AR/VR, Ion Prototyping Lab




April 26, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


4201 Main St., Suite 170
Houston, TX 77002


Join us for an enlightening panel discussion featuring four esteemed NASA scientists who have been at the forefront of integrating virtual reality (VR) technology into space innovation over the past 43 years. Our panelists will share their unique insights and experiences, covering a range of topics, including the early adaptations of VR in the 1980s, significant milestones achieved in VR technology, and the latest advancements that are shaping the future of space exploration.

Attendees will have the opportunity to understand how VR contributes to simulating extraterrestrial environments, enhancing mission planning, and facilitating complex space operations with interactive demos.

The event is sponsored by Ion Prototyping Lab and the Houston Chapter of the National organization, VR/AR Association.


Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

Information and access to pay online for parking in the Red Lot can be found here.