Visit Europa with our Space Vacation VR App!
June 8, 2018 by Olivia
Download the latest version of our Space Vacation App, which includes a new destination—Europa! Stand on its icy surface and ponder the swirling gases of Jupiter, which looks huge from this Galilean moon. Out now on iOS and Android!
All you need is a smartphone, a cardboard virtual reality viewer, and you’ll be on your way to your next relaxing offworld vacation. The Space Vacation app includes opportunities to visit Earth’s Moon, Mars, and now Jupiter’s Moon Europa.
Europa is a fascinating place to visit due to the mysteries locked inside its thick ices. The many miles deep frozen layer that covers its exterior may hide a liquid water ocean below. Scientists speculate that this water could contain microbial forms of life, which have been found tucked away deep beneath the Earth’s ocean, far from any light sources. It may be a while before we discover what this ocean holds, though. The best way to find out is to visit, and unfortunately there aren’t any missions planned (sorry, vacationers), until the 2020s. NASA is planning to send a spacecraft that will orbit the frigid moon for an up-close look, but it won’t land.
In the meantime, you’ll have to settle for virtual trips. Which, frankly, are much less of a hassle. You can take a quick jaunt to Europa, see its towering geysers, check out the gorgeous view of Jupiter, and be home in time for dinner. You may even be able to fit in a flyover tour of Mars and a stroll on the Moon.