The making of 360° VR Space Safari

At Ørsted, we want to help speed up climate action by offering new perspectives on ourselves and our home.

That is why we created Space Safari, a 360° VR project. We believe that if more people could see the world like astronauts do, it would create a greater sense of responsibility for our shared home and speed up green action.

When astronauts take their first look back at our home, planet Earth, from space they often experience what is termed the “overview effect”— the psychological shift that happens when you suddenly see your planet Earth from afar.

The overview effect often inspires a greater sense of self-awareness as astronauts look back at planet Earth, seeing it for the first time as a vulnerable dot floating through space. They report a greater sense of Earth as a fragile and beautiful system, and a renewed sense of responsibility to preserve and maintain our shared home.

With 360° VR Space Safari, we can bring everyone closer to the experience of the “overview effect”. We can’t send all earthlings into space, but with Space Safari we can get you as close as possible while on Earth.

The virtual reality experience is narrated by four experienced astronauts: Helen Sharman (UK), Mike Massimino (US), Andreas Mogensen (DK) and Ewald Reinhold (GER).

Space Safari premiered on 24 September, 2019, at Climate Week NYC where political leaders, business organisations and green NGOs from all over the world gathered to discuss how the world can speed up climate action and reduce projected carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

The virtual reality film is available for free worldwide from virtual reality content stores, as well as viewable on YouTube.

Join us on a virtual mission through space.

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