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NASA's VR Headset Looks Like That Thing You Made In 4th Grade

The ’90s may’ve given us Blink 182 and stonewashed denim, but I very much doubt NASA will be reviving 1993′s virtual reality system alongside those other comebacks, seen here modelled on a (presumably) taken-advantage-of intern.

According to the NASA page the VR system was found on, it was a prototype which used a head-mounted display, spatial trackers and gesture inputs, all to help “determine functionality of space and maintenance requirements for the virtual X-34″. The X-34 was a low-cost reusable space vehicle which ended up covered in dust in one of their sheds when the project was cancelled in 2001 due to cost issues. [NASA via Ffffound via Engadget]


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