Twenty talented students in the Moon Camp Challenge project organized by the European Space Education Resource Office exchanged their desks for virtual reality goggles last week.
Students from elementary and secondary school were able to speak with experts about space exploration and colonization in the Virtuplex; discussing everything from orbiting Earth to the current plans to colonize other planets and journeys beyond our solar system.
During the event, the participants were able to tour a model of a moon base in virtual reality designed by space architect Tomáš Rousek from the XTEND DESIGN studio. They explored the base in groups, interacting with one another and observing how their friends moved around as virtual avatars. Another experience was being virtually teleported from one location to another. The program included work with 3D printers where the students learned how to design their own extra-terrestrial base.