WebXR for Public Engagement – B


Arizona State University


Nickel Class (2020 – 2021)


Fareed Osman, Computer Science
Gregorio (Greg) Vargas, Computer Systems Engineering
Joshua Holloway, Computer Systems Engineering
Rushil Popat, Computer Science


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 is developing 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.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of the Arizona State University Capstone Course “CSE 485” and “CSE 423”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.