Earthlight

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On a mission to fix a leaky valve, I’m pulling myself rung by rung along the International Space Station. The Earth is shimmering below in a way I’ve only seen in pictures, and if I turn my head, I can see the outer reaches of the station, and beyond them, endless space

I’m holding on for dear life, but it’s only instinct — my feet are safely on the ground of the Earthlight booth at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Created by Melbourne-based studio Opaque Media Group (OMG), with advice from NASA, the Earthlight virtual reality experience let me briefly space walk on Sunday from the comfort of the gaming convention, PAX Australia Read more…

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