For the new Astronaut exhibition of “La Cité de l’Espace”, we have developed a series of interactive experiences, with as a main subject, the extraordinary life of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Our service included the physical installation and the software development of playful experiences on large touchscreens, the use of real-time visitor detection via infrared cameras to generate interactive visuals, or the use of physical object to take control of the experience.
The experience shows to the visitors that a “shower” of particles reaches us permanently, testifying of the major rol of the shield of our atmopshere against the cosmic rays.
At 280000 km/h:
The experience shows the speed of movement of the International Space Station. This simulates a Toulouse-Paris journey.
Beware of the crew:
The experience shows the rhythm of the Station. To perceive the confinement experienced by the astronauts thanks to a playful and humorous interactive video game that allows the visitor to take the commands of the Earth-International Space Station round trip.
Find the station:
The visitors have to locate the International Space Station and to become aware of its size on the scale of our planet and its distance from the Earth.
An Astronaut’s week:
The objective of this installation is to make it clear that the daily rhythm of an astronaut is not different from the “classic” daily rhthm of the majority of prefessions on Earth, except that the astronaut’s schedule is set to the minute. The application allows the visitor to navigate onto the tablet of an astronaut so that he can discover the variety of astronaut’s tasks on a day – from scientific experiments to daily chores and maintenance actions on the station.
Produced by la Cité de l’Espace
Location : Toulouse, Cité de l’Espace
Platforms : specific hardware and software development
Since October 2016
Keywords : Astronauts, large touchscreens, kinect, playful experience, video-game