Celebrating Sputnik in VR

It's 60 years to the day since Russia launched the first ever artificial satellite into orbit. In celebration of Sputnik 1 beginning the global space race of the 20th Century, here's WEARVR's virtual reality tribute to Satellite 1.

Celebrating Sputnik in VR
Apps are available on:
Android
Android
Daydream View
Daydream View
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR
iOS
iOS
HTC Vive
HTC Vive
PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR
Rift CV1
Rift CV1
  • Interkosmos

    Interkosmos
    Price
    $4.49
    Available on
    HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    Interkosmos is a challenging mini-adventure of astronomical proportions - in VR! Brace yourself for a rush of hectic gameplay to test your inner astronaut, and a comedic story full of twists, international intrigues and Cold War absurdities.

    - Interkosmos
  • Star shelter

    Star shelter
    Price
    $14.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    Star shelter is one of the first survival games made for VR. As you're stranded in space, you must climb around in Zero-G, explore, scavenge, craft, hack and fight to survive. You have to arm and upgrade your spaceship in order to escape this cosmic graveyard.

    - Star shelter
  • Solar Walk 2 VR

    Solar Walk 2 VR
    Price
    $4.99
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Solar Walk VR offers an interactive encyclopedia of the solar system seen as never before. Based on real physics and latest photographic data, Solar Walk VR comes to life with stunning visual effects of planetary atmospheres, solar flares, auroras and asteroid belts to give the space depth.

    The Solar System model made with the help of VR technology lets you navigate between planets, see their positions, explore how they move. Every planet has extensive information: size, mass, orbital velocity, exploratory missions, thickness of structural layers, and composition of atmosphere.

    - Solar Walk 2 VR
  • SONAR

    SONAR
    Price
    $0.99 - $1.49
    Available on
    Android / Daydream View / Samsung Gear VR / HTC Vive / Rift CV1

    A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface it receives a strange signal. To locate its source the drone ventures deep into an ancient labyrinth. A place that holds a secret even darker than space itself.

    "...a bleakly beautiful immersive gem of a movie" - RoadToVR

    Run time: 6min

    Available through Oculus Store, Google Play & WEARVR!

    - SONAR
  • Space Says

    Space Says
    Price
    $1.99
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Experience the space in VR! Space Says is a stunning model of space that shows you something full of magnificent. You can walk through the solar system to watch our earth, learn the knowledge. You can also see some astrophysical phenomena in front of you and even control them.

    - Space Says
  • Solitude

    Solitude
    Price
    $0.99
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Observe the earth from outer space. These are stunning artistic renditions of our planet built from real satellite imagery. Currently features these regions: North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and the Middle East Also includes these special views: Europe at Night, North America at Night, On the Moon and Deep Space.

    - Solitude
  • Destination: Pluto The VR Experience

    Destination: Pluto The VR Experience
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    The New Horizons probe to Pluto, a spacecraft that traveled almost a million miles per day for a decade, is one of the most celebrated missions in the history of space exploration. It is by far the longest journey in human history, and you can join us at the destination in immersive virtual reality. Imagery and topographical data sent from the probe have revealed for the first time an astonishing planet filled with the wonders of new, previously unknown geological processes.

    What if you could stand on the surface of Pluto and behold some of these wonders up close, as though you were actually there? Using real imagery and data from 3 billion miles away, Destination Pluto: The VR Experience harnesses the power of virtual reality to give you mankind’s first self-guided tour of the surface of Pluto.

    Destination Pluto: The VR Experience showcases three different locations based on their unusual geological processes—from the dark canyon lands of Krun Macula in the south; to the glacier spill way of Sputnik Planum’s north shore at the al-Idrisi Mountains; to the pitted high plains of the central Sputnik Planum. Tour these locations from the safety of your own personal space pod, or, if you dare, fly among the hills and canyons yourself. You can even walk around, and heft huge boulders as each location is calibrated with the physics of Pluto’s gravity in mind. Jet-pack across an entire hemisphere of Pluto and even visit the New Horizons spacecraft as it makes its way through the Plutonian System. Descriptive placards highlight points of interest around the landscape.

    To learn more about the furthest point of exploration in human history and the incredible technology, precision, and ingenuity that led us to the outer reaches of our solar system, watch Destination: Pluto on CuriosityStream.

    - Destination: Pluto The VR Experience
  • The Martian VR Experience

    The Martian VR Experience
    Price
    $9.99
    Available on
    PlayStation VR

    The Martian VR Experience is a truly out-of-this-world, interactive and immersive adventure, with viewers participating from astronaut Mark Watney’s perspective, performing tasks to facilitate his chances for survival. Viewers can fly onto the surface of Mars, steer at zero gravity through space, drive a rover navigating over craters, and experience key scenes from the hit film in a 360-degree virtual reality environment. The Martian VR Experience is executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg. It debuted at CES 2016, was accepted into the New Frontier Program at Sundance, and is the recipient of the Cannes Silver Lion in Digital Craft as well as the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Next VR Award. Winning 2 Golden Globe Awards® (Motion Picture and Actor for Matt Damon), and nominated for a third (Director for Ridley Scott), The Martian is Ridley Scott’s highest-grossing domestic movie.

    - The Martian VR Experience
  • Our Solar System

    Our Solar System
    Price
    $4.99
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    “One of the best VR 3D education app about Solar System!” – 5/5 POP 2Review

    We will take you fly through the whole solar system. You can land onto the surface of the planets to explore special topographies of different planets. It also introduces the human exploration of the solar system with diversification of space probes.

    It includes 5 lessons with full voice narration. The first lesson describes the formation of the solar system; the second lesson presents our Earth and the Moon; the third lesson introduces the inner planets, including Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars; the fourth lesson introduces outer planets, including Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto; the final lesson describes the structures of solar system's planets, and compares the different size of each planet.

    - Our Solar System
  • VR Space Relaxation

    VR Space Relaxation
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Android

    This application is intended for use with virtual reality headsets, such as VR Travel HMD (http://vr.xgamer.ru) Relax and enjoy space landscapes and ambient music by Mr.Pips - Aurora (https://archive.org/download/deepx300-3/deepx300-3-15_-_Mr.Pips_-_Aurora.mp3)

    - VR Space Relaxation
  • StarFlight VR

    StarFlight VR
    Price
    $1.99 - $9.99
    Available on
    Android / Samsung Gear VR / iOS

    StarflightVR is a new generation mobile Mindfulness app that is designed to bring you into a state of peace and neural integration to promote health and well being. It brings the benefits of various integrative therapy techniques in a mobile VR format to provide a quick and effective way to reconnect to your calmer and more focused self. Uniquely suited for a break at work as well as after, it can provide you with a deep reset to help you manage life's anxiety and stress. Experience the latest state of the art technology combined with age old therapie within a tool that you will fall in love with more and more with regular usage. Features include: four experiential VR loops running through changing and highly visually integrative skyscapes. Music designed to complement the experience of soothing the sympathetic nervous system. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing option available for every loop. Find more about methodology at www.corereboot.com or ww.dorotelucci.com

    - StarFlight VR