“Space Explorers: The Infinite” offers Vancouver an immersive excursion to the final frontier

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      Depending on how one feels about the final frontier, it has the potential to be either an experience Neil Armstrong himself might endorse, or the scariest thing short of riding shotgun with Ellen Ripley to the exomoon known as LV-426.

      Headed to Vancouver on November 15, and running until mid-January at the Rocky Mountaineer Station, Space Explorers: The Infinite is being billed as “an incredible opportunity to delve into the mysteries of space—while keeping your feet firmly planted on Earth.”

      Need something more to inspire you than, “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind”? Or, “In space, no one can hear you scream”?

      Here’s how the folks behind Space Explorers: The Infinite describe the experience:

      “This out-of-this-world exhibition is an extension of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning immersive series, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the largest production ever filmed in space, and has left visitors over the moon with emotions. It’s a stellar journey inspired by real NASA missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS), offering visitors a chance to embark on a celestial adventure and view our breathtaking blue planet from an astronaut’s eyes.”

      Lest one think they are going to be jettisoned into the great beyond in a turbo-charged trash can from that building behind the Home Depot just off Terminal, the experience is an immersive one, where 150 visitors per screening get a virtual tour of the International Space Station. Through 360-degree videos, participants get to experience daily life on the ISS, and get a new long-range perspective on this floating blue marble we currently exist on.

      Footage from experience is taken from Space Explorers: The ISS Experiences. The series is the brainchild of visionaries at PHI Studio and Felix & Paul Studios, who’ve established themselves as pioneers in the Extended reality (XR) industry. Their mission is to revolutionize large-scale immersive projects through spatial and interactive exhibitions.

      Early bird tickets for Space Explorers: The Infinite are on sale until October 15, with those first on board getting 20 per cent off, as well as a limited-edition 1st Crew Member mission badge.

      Space Explorers: The Infinite

      Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station

      When: November 15 to mid-January

      Tickets: theinfiniteexperience.world/vancouver

      Instagram: @spaceexplorers.theinfinite