Launch of Shuttle Commander on PlayStation

27 November 2019

VR Education (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR), a leading virtual reality (‘VR’) technology company focused on the education and enterprise training space, is pleased to announce that the Group’s latest VR showcase experience, ‘Shuttle Commander’, will launch on Sony PlayStation on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.

Shuttle Commander is an accurate physics-based flight simulator experience, offering users the chance to take to the controls of NASA’s Discovery space shuttle and land it at a number of real-world landing sites, such as Kennedy Space Centre, White Sands Air Force Base and Edwards Air Force Base in an immersive virtual reality.

Players can experience the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope from the cockpit of the Discovery space shuttle in a real-time launch experience, using original NASA cockpit audio and mission data, as well as taking part in the deployment and servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.  In addition, users are able to view some of the amazing solar system imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope which has been collecting data over the past 30 years from 568 kilometres above the Earth’s surface, changing our understanding of the universe.

The VR showcase experience will retail at £21.99 in the UK, €24.99 in the EU and US$24.99 in the US.  The Shuttle Commander PlayStation Launch Trailer is available to view at the following link:

David Whelan, CEO of VR Education, said: "Following on from our highly popular and award-winning experiences Apollo 11 VR, Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz, we are delighted to announce the release of our latest showcase title, Shuttle Commander, for PlayStation. This new space title will provide significantly expanded and differentiated content while building on the enthusiasm generated by our Apollo 11 title, which to date has sold over 215,000 copies and continues to show strong sales each month.  The launch of Shuttle Commander further increases assets and content for our ENGAGE platform where educators and corporate trainers can create their own learning content.”


For further information, please contact:

VR Education Holdings plc
David Whelan, CEO
Sandra Whelan, COO
Tel: +353 87 665 6708
[email protected]
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP(Nominated Adviser)
James Caithie / Liam Murray / Ludovico Lazzaretti
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880
Shore Capital(Joint Broker)
Toby Gibbs / Anita Ghanekar
Fiona Conroy
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 4090
Davy(Joint Broker & Euronext Growth Advisor)
Fergal Meegan / Ronan Veale / Barry Murphy
Tel: +353 1 679 6363
Buchanan(UK Financial PR)
Henry Harrison-Topham / Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham
Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000
[email protected]


Notes to Editors


About VR Education Holdings PLC

VR Education, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, is an early stage VR software and technology group based in Waterford, Ireland, dedicated to transforming the delivery methods of education and corporate training by utilising VR technologies to deliver fully immersive virtual learning experiences. The Group's core focus is the development and commercialisation of its online virtual social learning and presentation platform called ENGAGE, which provides a platform for creating, sharing and delivering proprietary and third-party VR content for educational and corporate training purposes.

In addition to the ongoing development of the ENGAGE platform, the Group has also built two downloadable showcase VR experiences, being the award-winning Apollo 11 VR experience and the Titanic VR experience.

On 12 March 2018, VR Education listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on the Enterprise Securities Market, a market regulated by Euronext Dublin. For further information, please visit