NASA Spinoff Database: Affordable Space Tourism: SpaceStationSim

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2006
Reference Number: JSC-SO-216
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: International Space Station

Vision Videogames, LLC, of Towson, Maryland, completed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to create the interactive video game, SpaceStationSim, in which players role-play as the NASA Chief Administrator managing astronauts on the ISS in a 3-D simulated environment. The agreement was a continuation of one between NASA and GRS Games before Vision Videogames management bought the company in March 2004. The agreement provided the company with information from, and access to, NASA personnel, so that it could make the most accurate game possible. NASA personnel even volunteered to be beta testers for the new game. In this game, as in real life, the astronauts face mission-critical situations, including meteor strikes and decompression, while conducting microgravity experiments and dealing with troublesome space tourists.

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Page Number in Published book: 44
Manufacturer: Vision Videogames, LLC

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