Virtual Reality


Nova is a virtual reality experience of real time space.

Adding a digital service into the existing Amazon ecosystem, the focus was to create an experiental platform in reference to the overview effect to raise awareness and offer a new perspective on how we, humans, see Earth in order to better protect it.

What is the
Overview Effect?

It is an increase in planetary awareness.

Upon seeing Earth from space, many astronauts have realized that our planet is tiny, fragile, precious, and must be protected.

Since traveling to space is currently not an option for most people, Nova is a bridge for people to experience being in space without having to physically go to space. 

“To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Carl Sagan


The CEO of Amazon has an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company called Blue Origin. They’re developing technologies to enable private human access to space.

Although Blue Origin’s goal is to open space travel for a wider audience, I wanted to create an experience for those who are on Earth without having to travel all the way out to space.

Each passenger is assigned to a camera, which serves as their points of views through their whole journey from launch to being in space to coming back to Earth. These cameras are turned into VR experiences that are categorized into rooms and passengers. Viewers are literally “following” the passengers through the recordings, only they’re not on the same planet. 


Before upcoming launches, the audience can follow astronauts through their training.


Given the option to view different perspectives, the menu is divided into three main sections.


Stationary cameras are installed throughout each
room in the station where the passengers are on.


To follow and see which passenger is seeing and/or doing.


An archive collection of past launches where viewers or the previous passengers themselves can rewatch their journeys from the past.