New game lets you take virtual space station spacewalks

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Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new game has been developed by NASA to give young people an "out of this world" virtual opportunity to experience the thrill of working on a mission to the International Space Station from their computers.

Station Spacewalk is based on actual work astronauts performed during the course of several NASA missions.

"It's all about getting the next generation excited about space exploration," said Chris Kemp, chief information officer at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

"Players, or 'astronauts,' can virtually navigate their way through mission critical tasks. This game provides players a sense of the magnitude of complexity and thrill associated with NASA missions," the expert added.

As an astronaut, players visualize a detailed virtual mock-up of the International Space Station that was created for NASA's space station program.

Players participate in four critical spacewalks that provide power to the station to keep it operating at full capacity. Players must complete their tasks quickly and carefully, before the air supply runs out.(ANI)

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