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Cornwall Spaceport VR Experience

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Students studying Creative Virtual Reality and Immersive Computing are creating an educational VR project for Spaceport, who are due to make history in 2022 by launching satellites into space from UK soil.

Spaceport are aiming to establish themselves as a major hub in the UK for space exploration and have asked students at Falmouth University to help them realise their goals. The company will use Virgin’s modified passenger plane – the Boeing 747 Cosmic Girl – to send a rocket containing several satellites into space this summer.

The plane will take off at the end of Newquay airport’s runway, fly up to altitude and deploy Spaceport’s rocket from approximately 35,000 feet. The carrier aircraft will then return to land, while the rocket will take its satellite payloads into low Earth orbit.

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