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Sony’s R&D teams have been shar­ing ideas with NASA through­out its work on the Mor­pheus project. Even at this early stage, Sony is able to of­fer NASA a low-cost al­ter­na­tive to the mil­lion-dol­lar mil­i­tary-grade sim­u­la­tions it uses cur­rently. As such, Mor­pheus has opened vir­tual re­al­ity out to more of NASA’s staff for more gen­eral use, ex­plains SCEA’s An­ton Mikhailov. “With con­sumer VR hard­ware, [NASA] can get a head­set for ev­ery one of their sci­en­tists. Yes, they’re not hav­ing the ‘NASA ex­pe­ri­ence’ but they’re hav­ing some­thing close, and they’re hav­ing it on a wider scale. It’s a depth vs breadth ap­proach.”

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