Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Oculus Quest

Oculus Blog
July 20, 2020

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and we’re ready to celebrate. With the Interstellar Exploration Collection on Oculus Quest—including a Daily Deal—you can launch interstellar voyages right from your living room, from educational jaunts in our solar system to epic adventures in distant galaxies.

Experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it with Apollo 11. Featuring a mix of original archive audio and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, this educational app leaves a lasting impression. Also available on the Rift Platform and Oculus Go.

Next, step aboard the International Space Station in Mission: ISS, an Emmy-nominated simulation from Magnopus. Dock a space capsule, take a spacewalk, and be guided by real NASA astronauts through informative videos and images. Also available on the Rift Platform and Oculus Go.

Your educational journey continues with Titans of Space PLUS, a tour through a holographic miniature solar system and beyond with visits to some of the largest known stars. Also available on the Rift Platform.

Ready for some arcade action? Dive into Space Pirate Trainer and fight off relentless waves of droids with an impressive arsenal of gadgets and weapons. Also available on the Rift Platform.

Want to explore some more? Check out Star Chart and see how the constellations of our night sky are made up of stars distant to each other in both space and time. Also available on the Rift Platform and Oculus Go.

The celebration continues with Oculus TV. The Overview Effect - A Tale from an Astronaut shares the story of astronaut Jean-François Clervoy, while A Flight Through Space takes you on a relaxing 360° float through space. And in the animated Quil creation Zero Gravity, artist Daniel Martin Peixe takes you inside a transport spacecraft in need of repair with an unusual co-pilot.

Last but not least, mark your calendars for July 30 to catch We Persevere: Watch NASA Launch a Rover to Mars! in Oculus Venues. NASA’s next mission to the Red Planet—the Mars 2020 Perseverance mission—is tentatively scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:50 am PT, so tune in at 4:00 am PT to see the #CountdownToMars and liftoff. Click here for more information.

How are you planning to celebrate the lunar landing? Let us know in the comments.