back to article Astros get to play with VR while Boeing's Starliner stays on the ground

While its Starliner may have been beaten to the ISS, Boeing has begun to prepare astronauts for the CST-100 experience with the aid of some photorealistic VR. The use of VR in astronaut training has a long history – NASA has been a proponent of the tech for some time. However, for its Starliner capsule, Boeing has tapped …

  1. Chris G Silver badge

    Green goo

    If Boeing gets the experience real enough and can get enough of the right people to experience it, perhaps they can convince them the Starliner is up snd running and they have been on it.

    It worked for American Dad.

  2. idiottaxpayerhere previously ishtiaq/theghostdeejay

    Boeing? SERIOULY?

    @Green goo

    Maybe they should start by getting their software to stop killing people. Would you go into space in a capsule designed by Boeing?

    Just sayin"… Ishy

  3. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

    Boeing should continue further in this direction

    They have a virtual capsule. They can simulate mid-flight abort so presumably they have a virtual rocket, planet and atmosphere. All they need now is a virtual ISS. NASA will be able to buy 4 virtual seats for Jeb, Bill, Bob and Valentina on a simulated flight to the virtual ISS for 4x $90M.

  4. Sparkus

    So how much money/effort was put into a virtual visualization of Starliner vs software design assurance?

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