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“Cosmic Cruise”


Arizona State University (ASU)


Tungsten Class (2023 – 2024)


Dallin Kimball Wallace, Software Engineering
Ethan Rosenhan, Software Engineering
Garret Reichenbach, Software Engineering
Nicolas Coles, Software Engineering
Sydney Cochran, Software Engineering



Professor Douglas Sandy


Embark on a journey through the depths of space with “Cosmic Cruise” – an exploratory VR space that brings the wonders of our solar system to life.

In “Cosmic Cruise,” players are invited to sit back and marvel as they glide through the solar system in a futuristic spacecraft. Players wield the power to choose their destination, using a 3D planet map to explore the diverse landscapes of each celestial body.

From the scorching surface of Mercury to the distant reaches of Pluto, “Cosmic Cruise” offers an opportunity to witness the majesty of our solar system up close. Along the way, players will encounter stunning views and learn fascinating facts about the planets that call our cosmic neighborhood home.

But the adventure doesn’t end there. Prepare to embark on a special excursion to the Psyche asteroid, where players can catch a glimpse of the Psyche satellite and delve into the groundbreaking NASA mission driving the exploration of this captivating celestial object.

With its seamless blend of exploration and education, “Cosmic Cruise” aims to inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity in players of all ages. (See photos below)


This work was created in partial fulfillment of the Arizona State University Capstone Course “SER 402”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission ( “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.