FEATURING NASA ASTRONAUT TERRY VIRTS

AND MISSION CONTROLLER MATTHEW GAST

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Spacewalk VR places you in the role of an astronaut on critical missions on the International Space Station (ISS).

Guided by former NASA astronaut Terry Virts and former director of the astronaut training program and mission controller Matthew Gast, players experience zero gravity 410km above planet Earth in a stunning and authentic virtual reality simulation.

TERRY VIRTS

ASTRONAUT AND PILOT

As a former NASA Astronaut (2000-2016), Mr. Virts logged 213 days in space and conducted three spacewalks totalling more than 19 hours. He is one of only four astronauts ever to pilot the NASA Space Shuttle (Endeavor) to the ISS, fly on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, serve as Commander of the ISS, and perform spacewalks. He has also served as Mission Control for various expeditions, conveying essential information to ISS and shuttle crews. Mr. Virts stars in the IMAX documentary “A Beautiful Planet,” which also features his video footage of earth, and is the author of/photographer for National Geographic’s book “View From Above.” Virts was selected as an Experimental Test Pilot at the F-16 Combined Test Force. He has logged over 3,000 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft. Mr. Virts has a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a BS in Applied Mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a certificate from the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

MATTHEW GAST

ASTRONAUT TRAINER AND MISSION CONTROLLER

As the former Director of NASA’s Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVA), astronaut training program and former Mission Control Flight Controller, Matthew Gast is a preeminent expert in spacewalking. While at NASA between 1999-2011, Matthew taught astronauts how to conduct spacewalks and how to develop the expertise to construct and maintain the ISS. As a Flight Controller and EVA subject matter expert in NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Mr. Gast supported over 40 space shuttle missions and over 20 ISS increment missions by communicating with crew from the ground control, providing technical insight, guidance and responding to crew questions and spacewalk-related problems. As a Spacewalk Designer, Mr. Gast developed spacewalks necessary to construct the ISS. Mr. Gast has written extensively on various aspects of spacewalking for academic journals and popular media. He has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from University of Minnesota.

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