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Ben grossmann
Daisy Leak

Project Description


Mission: ISS is a ground-breaking, immersive Virtual Reality experience designed to bring the wonders of space to the general public.  Created in collaboration with NASA, Mission: ISS lets users explore the International Space Station in detail and understand what it’s like to be an astronaut in a way that’s never before been possible.


Based on NASA models, and honed with input from astronauts who have lived in space, Mission: ISS recreates the International Space Station in painstaking detail.  Users can experience how to move and work in zero-gravity, use space tools, dock a space capsule, and take a spacewalk.  Real astronauts provide a sense of presence through instructional video clips.  With strong STEM-related themes, anyone can take part in experiments and actual missions on the station.  Since the experience is fully immersive, users feel a sense of weightlessness that can only be felt in VR, similar to what astronauts feel... a fact that Mission: ISS’s astronaut advisors confirmed.  (In fact, more than one said it was like making a return trip!)


Created to inspire the next generation of space travelers, Mission: ISS features realistic and intuitive navigation, helpful advice from Mission Control, and compelling and visceral science-related content.  VR experiences are ideal for taking users to places that are too dangerous or too expensive to go; with that in mind, Mission: ISS was made to remove those barriers -- literally anyone with a VR headset can get a taste of space exploration. Mission: ISS is also a non-profit initiative and is being made available to schools, science centers, and libraries around the country.  It is freely available on Facebook’s Oculus Store, and has been demonstrated at science exhibits, international conferences, fairs, and exhibitions across North America and Europe to wide acclaim.


Designed by the Emmy- and Academy Award-winning team at Magnopus and Oculus, this experience marks a revolution in interactive education that never feels academic.  In addition to the Television Academy, it’s been recognized by the VR Awards in London with a nomination for ‘VR Experience of the Year’ for 2017.


Every person on the planet, young and old alike, has wondered about our place in the universe.  The idea of space creates a deep yearning for answers and experiences in all of us, and it serves as a common, unifying thread for humanity.  Mission: ISS promotes this commonality through revolutionary, thrilling immersion.



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Product Manager


head of experiences

vp and general manager

audio director

senior sound designer




Amaresh kollipara

Kevin field

colum slevin

laird malamed

tom bible

paul stoughton

andrea schubert

tyler mah

shelly mcgee

vr director

vr producer

lead software engineer

cg supervisor

lead animator

lead environmental artist

art director

ben grossmann

adrian sciutto

david swift

derek blume

kalan ray

sung wook jang

alex nice

quality assurance

QA Engineering manager

senior qa analyst

qa analyst

danny oleson

jeremy powers

scott smith

executive producer

production coordinator

vr tech supervisor

system administrator

production assistant

magdalena wolf

kelsey wong

lap luu

caio andrade

sabrine allen

software engineers

formosa interactive

vice president, creative services

senior sound supervisor

manager, production finance and operations

sound design and integration

sound designer

paul lipson

kristoffer larson

janet rankin

alex johnson

michael finley

vo services

senior project manager

senior engineer

quality assurance

editorial manager

production assistant

casting director





mission control

tutorial voice


erica mehallo

david natale

chad bedell

duncan brown

julian nicholson

jamie mortellard

paul fonarev

garrett montgomery

bob rankin

brett rothfeld

sean chiplock

larissa gallagher

laura karpman

chris chavira

bobby speck

zo douglass

sally slade

john enney

digital artists

luke schloemer

yong park

emerick tackett

brian magno

sam knudson

eduardo borrego

elaine ho

marcos shih

ui / ux designers

jenny yoon

claire savage

haezeline go

teresa fitzgerald

special thanks

commerical space consultant

composer (additional material)

david knight

scott dugdale

video and image content provided courtesy of Nasa

additional video and image content provided courtesy of esa

docking video by chris hadfield © canadian space agency, 2014

brendan irbe

jason rubin

oculus, oculus touch, the oculus logo, mission: iss, and the mission: iss logo are trademarks of oculus vr, llc

copyright © 2016 oculus vr, llc. all rights reserved

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Downtown Los Angeles    523 W. Sixth St. Suite 1216    Los Angeles California 90014