BBC Home – A VR Spacewalk


Fri 14 April – 10.20am, 10.40am, 11.00am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12.00pm, 12.20pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm, 1.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3.00pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pmĀ sessions

Sat 15 – Mon 17 April – 11.00am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12.00pm, 12.20pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm, 1.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3.00pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pm, 4.00pm and 4.20pmĀ sessions

Free – but will need to be booked in advance via phone/ person with City Centre Box Office (0113 376 0318)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Throw yourself into the void 250 miles above Earth in this VR spacewalk inspired by NASA’s training programme and the astonishing experiences of its astronauts. Travel outside of the ISS, take in the views and assist in the repair of the space station. Will you make it back to the airlock? REWIND collaborated with the BBC Science, BBC Learning & BBC Digital Storytelling to create an epic 15-minute immersive VR experience. The experience is developed in Unreal Engine 4 to push at the highest possible visual fidelity and is accompanied with treated, spatial audio. The team worked with script writer Marco Crivellari to develop the narrative and consulted with ESA experts and Astronauts to understand more about the reality of life in space.