WebXR for Public Engagement – A
Arizona State University
Nickel Class (2020 – 2021)
The NASA Psyche Mission has a large-scale 3D-printed model of its target asteroid, Psyche. QR codes on the body of the 3D-printed asteroid allow museum visitors or students to use their smartphone to “orbit” the asteroid and “collect data” by scanning the codes, which currently take them to a series of static web pages. To increase the engagement of this activity, the team developed a WebXR project (https://immersive-web.github.io/webxr-samples/) for this model in order to explain something about the mission. The Psyche team provided the themes to choose from to help scope the project.