NASA’s Super Guppy Delivers Orion Spacecraft Component in 360 Video


Transporting oversized cargo has always been a huge problem for the logistic industry, whether for planners in the public or private industry. The physical limitations narrow roads, railroad tunnels, power lines, and low bridges makes it extremely difficult to ship large items. But don’t worry because NASA is here to solve the problem.


Earlier this year, Koncept VR had the opportunity to capture landing of NASA’s jumbo jet in 360 degree video with the help of Lockheed Martin. The jumbo jet “Super Guppy” is no ordinary aircraft with a 156 feet wingspan, while measuring 143 feet long and with a height of 37 feet tall. There are other aircraft that are capable to carry more weight than the NASA jumbo jet, but very few come close to the enormous internal dimensions of the Super Guppy. The enormous carrier can carry over 52,000 Ibs while buzzing the sky up 290 mph. However, the aircraft carrier can not fly very far, only up to 564 miles.


The Super Guppy has a unique hinged nose that opens 110 degrees, allowing total frontal cargo loading. It has a control lock and disconnect system at the fuselage break, which enables the nose to be opened and closed, while not disrupting the flight or engine control rigging. The process of loading cargo is very simple and efficient

Seeing this 360 degree virtual reality video enables viewers to be transported to the scene to witness the enormous aircraft as if we were there. The Super Guppy is frequently used to transport large components to NASA’s various centers across the country

But our focus isn’t on NASA’s jumbo jet, rather more important is actually what the carrier had brought over, the pressure vessel for the Orion spacecraft to carry out Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1).

EM-1, previously known as Space Launch System 1 (or SLS-1), is the first planned flight of the Space Launch System, which is also the second test flight of the unmanned test flight of the Orion Multi-purpose Crew Vehicle. The goals of the Orion spacecraft is to carry out to transport a boulder from an asteroid by the unmanned spacecraft. On September 30th, 2018, the launched is planned at the Kenny Space Center, where the Orion spacecraft will spend about 3 weeks in space, while spending 6 of it’s days orbiting around the Moon. After completion, NASA will subsequently launch a manned crewed via the Space Launch System Booster.


Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video

From computer

YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.

From mobile and tablets

To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app. For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the video title name below:

Orion Spacecraft – A 360º Video Journey


Then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.

For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard.


Author: VR Reporter

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