Astronaut Hopefuls Can Tour NASA’s Spacewalk Training Facility Using VR

Go underwater with trainees in 360-degree VR

NASA has high standards for who gets to train to be an astronaut–most of us probably couldn’t have made it at our peak physical and mental condition. But thanks to VR recording, you can walk side-by-side with training astronauts and see what the experience is really like.

A new Youtube video shows you in VR/360 what it’s like in the underwater facility used to simulate weightlessness for astronauts who will eventually be tasked with spacewalks.

No, it’s not the same as being a real astronaut. But short of space camp, or enough money to pay the Russians to launch you into space, this is a pretty cool consolation prize for those of us not chosen.

Take a look (with a 3D headset) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lil_I_-7aOM