While space travel remains out of reach for most, one virtual reality experience has won awards for how closely it recreates the experience.

“Space Explorers: The Infinite,” the first multi-sensory, interactive virtual reality experience to transport visitors aboard the International Space Station, will be touching back down in Houston on Friday, May 3.

The out-of-this world experience (and an extension of the Emmy-winning immersive series “Space Explorers: The ISS Experience”) will return to Silver Street Studios at Sawyer Yards (2000 Edwards Street, Gate A).

Having made its U.S. debut in Space City in December 2021 for a limited run, “The Infinite” provides visitors with the opportunity to explore a virtual life-size replica of the International Space Station (ISS), bringing audiences closer to the feeling of being in outer space than ever before.

The experience has garnered legions of fans during stops in Houston, along with Tacoma, Richmond, Vancouver, and Denver. It has also been recognized with awards and honors, including being selected as a finalist in the VR, AR & MR category at the 2022 South By Southwest Innovation Awards.

“As the birthplace of NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center and a city with the cosmos as an inherent part of its DNA, Houston was the obvious choice for the American premiere of this one-of-a-kind experience, making it the perfect location for a second visit,” says Félix Lajeunesse, co-founder/chief creative officer of Felix & Paul Studios, in a release. ” We are thrilled to offer repeat visitors, and those who missed it the first time, a chance to virtually explore the International Space Station and experience the daily lives of astronauts in outer space.”

The return engagement of “The Infinite” offers new content — including the addition of footage of the Artemis I launch. Visitors will use virtual reality headsets to explore a digital version of the ISS, where they will interact with video testimonials of the international astronaut crew. Throughout the 60-minute journey, visitors’ senses are enriched through the interactivity between virtual reality, multimedia art, soundscapes, and light design.

“During its maiden U.S. launch, Space Explorers: The Infinite received enthusiastic reviews from Houston visitors who appreciated not only the technical innovations but also the uniqueness of the experience,” says Éric Albert, CO-CEO of Infinity Experiences Inc, in the release. “For those who joined us previously and loved the journey, we invite you back to rediscover the wonders of space exploration. And to those who missed it, this is your chance to experience what everyone has been talking about. We are excited to call Space City home once again.”

This article was originally written by Craig Lindsey for CultureMap. Read the original article here.