Space Nation and NASA have entered into a Space Act Agreement to administer a training program that will allow participants to experience space training through a smartphone application.
The Astronaut Experience Program will feature an educational documentary and make use of multiple media platforms such as active experience training and app games in which users can compete for a chance to experience real astronaut activity, Space Nation said Wednesday.
The program will also offer app users access to information, photos and videos about NASA’s missions.
“We're enabling millions of people, anyone with a smartphone in fact, to enhance their daily lives through experiencing what it means to prepare for space travel,“ said Space Nation CEO Kalle Vaha-Jaakkola.
“It's for everybody that wants new space experiences, like AR/VR, and to learn the skills essential to life in the 21st century ““ teamwork, problem-solving, physical and mental excellence,“ Vaha-Jaakkola added.
Space Nation aims to release the app by February 2018.