Infinitely Cool Virtual-Reality Experience Blasts Off at Sawyer Yards

Infinitely Cool Virtual-Reality Experience Blasts Off at Sawyer Yards

Inside 'Space Explorers: The Infinite'

THE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD virtual-reality experience based on the International Space Station, which originally touched down in Houston in 2021, returns this month for a limited engagement in Sawyer Yards.

Originally known as The Infinite, the updated iteration is called Space Explorers: The Infinite, and it once again takes guests on a multi-sensory journey through a life-size replica of the ISS. Visitors will interact with various art, soundscapes, lighting design and scents.

The project is an extension of the Emmy-winning series Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, a multiplatform production filmed by and documenting the lives of astronauts aboard the International Space Station over the course of three years; the updated VR experience now includes footage of the Artemis I launch.

“We are proud to say that, since 2021, we’ve welcomed more than 400,000 people to space with Space Explorers: The Infinite,” said Félix Lajeunesse, the project's creative director and the co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios, which produces the event. “As the birthplace of NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center and a city with the cosmos as an inherent part of its DNA, Houston was the obvious choice for the American premiere of this one-of-a-kind experience, making it the perfect location for a second visit. We are thrilled to offer repeat visitors, and those who missed it the first time, a chance to virtually explore the International Space Station and experience the daily lives of astronauts in outer space.”

The experience takes place Thursdays through Sundays through the end of June; tickets are on sale now. Early bird pricing is available for visits between May 3-12.

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