Shuttle Commander launch on PC VR platforms

26 November 2020

VR Education Holdings plc (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR), a leading virtual reality ('VR') technology company in the education, communication and virtual events space, announces, further to the announcement of 24 September 2020, that the Group’s showcase experience, Shuttle Commander, will be released on 30 November 2020 at 6pm CET for all PC based VR platforms including the popular Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality and HTC Vive devices.

Shuttle Commander allows users to take part in the Hubble space telescope missions first hand with accurate recreations of the space missions, landing missions and science missions of the world’s most famous space telescope.  Shuttle Commander is the natural follow up to the Group’s popular Apollo 11 VR experience, which has generated just under €2.0 million of revenues to date and continues to sell, three years after its initial release. The Group anticipates that Shuttle Commander will appeal to a broader user base, as it is closer to a videogame with user interaction and gameplay, whereas Apollo 11 is a purely cinematic and passive experience.

For further information and details of how to download the experience on or after 30 November 2020, visit:

David Whelan, CEO of VR Education, said: “We are delighted to announce the release on 30 November 2020 of Shuttle Commander for PC VR users as this is the definitive version of the educational game and something we hope will prove just as popular as our previous space title Apollo 11.”

“Not only will it be fun to play for casual users, it also provides an accurate physics-based simulation of the universe for players to explore and a difficult Shuttle landing challenge which should bring players back again and again.”

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.



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
Shard Capital Partners LLP (Joint Broker)
Damon Heath / Erik Woolgar
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9952
Davy (Joint Broker & Euronext Growth Advisor)
Fergal Meegan / Ronan Veale / Barry Murphy
Tel: +353 1 679 6363
Buchanan (Financial PR)
Henry Harrison-Topham / Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham
Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000
[email protected]


The Directors of the Company take responsibility for this announcement.

Notes to Editors

VR Education is (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR) is a leading virtual reality ('VR') technology company focused on becoming the world’s largest crossed reality (‘XR’) communications, training and virtual events platform provider. The Irish based Group’s core focus is the commercialisation of its online virtual communications platform called ENGAGE, which provides a platform for creating, sharing and delivering proprietary and third-party XR content in education, training and online events.

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

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