Nat Geo's New 'Space Projection Helmet' is an Out-of-This-World Virtual Reality Experience

The 'One Strange Rock' Crew

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Astronauts and filmmakers participated in a Q&A with reporters after the virtual-reality experience.

Front row, left to right: Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, showrunner Arif Nurmohamed, executive producer Jane Root, executive producer Ari Handel, director Darren Aronofsky and NASA astronaut Mae Jemison
Back row: NASA astronauts Nicole Stott, Leland Melvin, Mike Massimino, Peggy Whitson and Jerry Linenger

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.