Immersive Virtual Human Exploration of Space

Working with NASA Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace, we explored the use of immersive virtual environments based on real places that are too far away for physical human exploration. The virtual medium allows interesting combinations and representations of information collected by NASA. In this research, we are exploring methods for integrating multiple data visualizations into a single environment. We are studying the effects of varying levels of display fidelity and navigational control on understanding scientific data.