Tuesday 25 June 2019

VR Education enters agreement with major US tourist attraction

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Waterford-based VR Education has entered a commercial agreement with the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The centre is one of the top aviation and aerospace museums in the US, and Alabama's top paid tourist attraction.

The museum will use VR Education’s Apollo 11 VR experience in a new attraction to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

The attraction will provide visitors to the museum the chance to experience the moon landing within virtual reality using a shortened version of the Apollo 11 VR platform.

David Whelan, CEO of VR Education, said: "We are delighted to be working with the US Space and Rocket Center where this year they are expecting over one million visitors to walk through their doors.”

Visitors will be charged between $10-$15 (€9-€13) for the experience, with VR Education receiving a share of the ticket revenue.

Commenting on the announcement, Joe Quinn, analyst at Davy, said: “We view this agreement positively, marking VR Education’s first museum agreement and building on its recent educational agreement for ‘Engage’ in South Korea.

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