National Air and Space Museum Archives

Virtual Reality Helmet Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0005
Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center
Dates:
[ca. 1980s]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.54 Cubic feet
(1 legal document box) (1 records center box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the documentation that accompanied the donation of the helmet to the Museum. The following types of material were included: zip disc containing HMD project documents and applications; magazines containing articles relating to this project; 11 VHS format videotapes; technical manuals; and one oversized diagram.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
During the 1980s, NASA-Ames designed and developed a virtual reality head set for possible use in flight simulators and trainers. The impetus for the original design was for a fighter pilot's helmet and was based on research done at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The helmet was one of the first prototype Virtual Reality systems, provided visual and audio information corresponding to position of user's head and hands.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
James Humphries/NASA-Ames, Gift, 1997, 1999-0005, Public Domain?

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
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