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Last December, I published here on Forbes and subsequently on Kinder World an article on why — if we want to tackle today’s global challenges — we need to start thinking of planet Earth as a single entity, beyond the narrowness of national borders.

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Ruminating over these issues, I bumped into a freshly-launched Dutch organization called Spacebuzz that is working towards this goal.

In particular, they want to help children aged 9-12 experience the so-called “overview effect“, a cognitive shift in awareness reported by many astronauts that make them experience our planet as a boundaryless “tiny, fragile ball of life.”

Since the logistics of shipping throngs of mini Buzz Lightyears to space might get a bit arduous, Spacebuzz figured out a nifty workaround.

They created an experience that combines VR and AR technology to give children a first-hand (or first-eye…) taste of the overview effect.

Children trying out the Spacebuzz experience during the inaugural launchSpacebuzz

Sounds cool? Not cool enough for the Spacebuzz folks that decided to set up the VR/AR experience inside a real looking space rocket mounted on a truck and use it to tour schools across Europe.

Now, this is cool.

And since I like cool things, I reached out to Hidde Hoogcarspel, the founder of Spacebuzz foundation. I wanted to know more about the foundation’s work and where it’s headed. The answer? Far, really far.

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To infinity and beyond

A rocket on wheelsSpacebuzz

When we discussed Spacebuzz’s plans, Hidde pitched me his many ideas with a contagious, exuberant passion. The guy had a dream, that was doubtless.

Together with Dutch investor Zoran Van Gessel, he raised a pretty penny to build the epitome of coolness a slick space rocket on wheels but that was not all. Actually, in the long term, the rocket is not even that important.

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“Our goal for the future is that people all around the world will be inspired by our mission and will ask us the VR video to replicate the Spacebuzz experience in their own country. The video is all you need to set it up,” Hidde told me.

Spacebuzz’s moonshot is that, in a few years, 100 million children will get to experience the overview effect yearly.

The hope is to raise a generation that conceiving planet Earth as our shared home we need to look after together will be cognitively better equipped to tackle global issues such as climate change.

But Spacebuzz’s plans aren’t just a bunch of grand ideas high up in the sky. The project is minutely detailed and well thought-through too.

Dutch astronaut André Kuipers is one of Spacebuzz’ most prominent ambassadorNASA/Bill Ingalls

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“Children will embark on a journey that is composed of three phases: the pre-flight training, the mission, and a post-flight mission debrief,” adds Hidde, “during the post-flight mission debrief, for example, the kids will be asked to hold a ‘press conference’ to share some insights about their experience.”

To guarantee that the experience will actually have a positive impact on the children’s education, Dr. Max Louwerse, professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Tilburg, will supervise Spacebuzz missions’ results.

WeTransfer founder Bas Beerens and astronaut André Kuipers the second Dutch citizen to ever make it to space are instead Spacebuzz ambassadors. Kuipers’ voice will also guide the children during their missions.

If Kuipers has been the second, physicist and astronaut Wubbo Ockels was the first Dutch citizen to ever travel to space, having participated in a flight on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1985.

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If I’m mentioning this information is not just to feed the curiosity of all the nerds of Dutch astronautics history out there, but because also Wubbo Ockels played a pivotal role in making Spacebuzz come together.

Wubbo Ockels’ dream

“His ideas profoundly influenced my world’s views,” Hidde told of Wubbo Ockels, “his dream is Spacebuzz’s dream.”

The Dutch astronaut and physicist spent his scientific career researching how to make our life on planet Earth more sustainable.

For example, he developed a proof of concept for a 15-meter-long electric coach-like limo car capable of carrying 23 passengers at speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour. The car is called “Superbus” and the assonance with “Spacebuzz” is no coincidence.

When the Batmobile meets a bus…Wikipedia

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Wubbo Ockels died of kidney cancer in2014 Before he died, he delivered a moving speech in which he expressed his dream to transmit the knowledge he gained as an astronaut to all the people in the world.

“Suppose that I can transfer the experience which I have to you,” he said, “then you would go out and see the Earth and you would see the blue sky. Not the blue sky that you see outside. In space, you see you’re the only one. You’re the only planet, you don’t have another one. And so you have to take care.”

“I had the idea to create Spacebuzz before I heard Wubbo’s last speech,” Hidde confided me, “But when I finally listened to it, it was really a powerful confirmation: yes, this is our vision – I thought – this is the dream we want to pursue.”

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The hope is to raise a generation that developing world Earth as our shared house we require to care for together will be cognitively much better geared up to take on international concerns such as environment modification.

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To ensure that the experience will in fact have a favorable effect on the kids’s education, Dr. Max Louwerse, teacher of cognitive psychology at the University of Tilburg, will monitor Spacebuzz objectives’ outcomes.

WeTransfer creator Bas Beerens and astronaut André Kuipers the 2nd Dutch person to ever make it to area are rather Spacebuzz ambassadors. Kuipers’ voice will likewise direct the kids throughout their objectives.

If Kuipers has actually been the 2nd, physicist and astronaut Wubbo Ockels was the very first Dutch person to ever take a trip to area, having actually taken part in a flight on the Area Shuttle Bus Opposition in 1985.

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If I’m discussing this info is not simply to feed the interest of all the geeks of Dutch astronautics history out there, however due to the fact that likewise Wubbo Ockels played an essential function in making Spacebuzz come together.

Wubbo Ockels’ dream

” His concepts exceptionally affected my world’s views,” Hidde informed of Wubbo Ockels, “his dream is Spacebuzz’s dream.”

The Dutch astronaut and physicist invested his clinical profession investigating how to make our life on world Earth more sustainable.

For instance, he established an evidence of idea for a 15- meter-long electrical coach-like limousine cars and truck efficient in bring 23 travelers at speeds of approximately 250 kilometers per hour. The cars and truck is called “Superbus” and the assonance with “Spacebuzz” is no coincidence.

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Wubbo Ockels passed away of kidney cancer in2014 Prior to he passed away, he provided a moving speech in which he revealed his dream to transfer the understanding he acquired as an astronaut to all individuals worldwide.

” Expect that I can move the experience which I need to you,” he stated, “then you would head out and see the Earth and you would see the blue sky. Not the blue sky that you see outdoors. In area, you see you’re the just one. You’re the only world, you do not have another one. Therefore you need to make sure.”

” I had the concept to produce Spacebuzz prior to I heard Wubbo’s last speech,” Hidde confided me, “However when I lastly listened to it, it was truly an effective verification: yes, this is our vision – I believed – this is the dream we wish to pursue.”

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Last December, I released here on Forbes and consequently on Kinder World a short article on why if we wish to take on today’s international difficulties we require to begin thinking about world Earth as a single entity, beyond the narrowness of nationwide borders.

. SHORT ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

.

Pondering over these concerns, I ran into a freshly-launched Dutch company called Spacebuzz that is working towards this objective.

In specific, they wish to assist kids aged 9 – 12 experience the so-called” summary result “, a cognitive shift in awareness reported by lots of astronauts that make them experience our world as a boundaryless “small, vulnerable ball of life.”

Considering that the logistics of shipping crowds of mini Buzz Lightyears to area may get a bit strenuous, Spacebuzz found out an awesome workaround.

They developed an experience that integrates VR and AR innovation to provide kids a first-hand (or first-eye …) taste of the summary result.

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Kids trying the Spacebuzz experience throughout the inaugural launch Spacebuzz

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.

Sounds cool? Not cool enough for the Spacebuzz folks that chose to establish the VR/AR experience inside a genuine looking area rocket installed on a truck and utilize it to visit schools throughout Europe.

Now, this is cool.

And given that I like cool things, I connected to Hidde Hoogcarspel , the creator of Spacebuzz structure. I would like to know more about the structure’s work and where it’s headed. The response? Far, truly far.

. SHORT ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

.

To infinity and beyond

.

.

A rocket on wheels Spacebuzz

.

.

When we talked about Spacebuzz’s strategies, Hidde pitched me his lots of concepts with an infectious, abundant enthusiasm. The man had a dream, that was doubtless.

Together with Dutch financier Zoran Van Gessel, he raised a quite cent to develop the embodiment of coolness a slick area rocket on wheels however that was not all. In fact, in the long term, the rocket is not even that essential.

. SHORT ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

.

“Our objective for the future is that individuals all around the world will be influenced by our objective and will ask us the VR video to duplicate the Spacebuzz experience in their own nation. The video is all you require to set it up,” Hidde informed me.

Spacebuzz’s moonshot is that, in a couple of years, 100 million kids will get to experience the summary result annual.

The hope is to raise a generation that developing world Earth as our shared house we require to care for together will be cognitively much better geared up to take on international concerns such as environment modification.

However Spacebuzz’s strategies aren’t simply a lot of grand concepts high up in the sky. The task is minutely detailed and well thought-through too.

.

.

Dutch astronaut André Kuipers is among Spacebuzz’ most popular ambassador NASA/Bill Ingalls

.

.

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.

“Kid will start a journey that is made up of 3 stages: the pre-flight training, the objective, and a post-flight objective debrief,” includes Hidde, “throughout the post-flight objective debrief, for instance, the kids will be asked to hold a ‘interview’ to share some insights about their experience.”

To ensure that the experience will in fact have a favorable effect on the kids’s education, Dr. Max Louwerse, teacher of cognitive psychology at the University of Tilburg, will monitor Spacebuzz objectives’ outcomes.

WeTransfer creator Bas Beerens and astronaut André Kuipers the 2nd Dutch person to ever make it to area are rather Spacebuzz ambassadors. Kuipers’ voice will likewise direct the kids throughout their objectives.

If Kuipers has actually been the 2nd, physicist and astronaut Wubbo Ockels was the very first Dutch person to ever take a trip to area, having actually taken part in a flight on the Area Shuttle Bus Opposition in1985

. SHORT ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

.

If I’m discussing this info is not simply to feed the interest of all the geeks of Dutch astronautics history out there, however due to the fact that likewise Wubbo Ockels played an essential function in making Spacebuzz come together.

Wubbo Ockels’ dream

“His concepts exceptionally affected my world’s views,” Hidde informed of Wubbo Ockels, “his dream is Spacebuzz’s dream.”

The Dutch astronaut and physicist invested his clinical profession investigating how to make our life on world Earth more sustainable.

For instance, he established an evidence of idea for a 15 – meter-long electrical coach-like limousine cars and truck efficient in bring 23 travelers at speeds of approximately 250 kilometers per hour. The cars and truck is called “Superbus” and the assonance with “Spacebuzz” is no coincidence.

.

.

When the Batmobile satisfies a bus … Wikipedia

.

.

SHORT ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD

.

Wubbo Ockels passed away of kidney cancer in2014 Prior to he passed away, he provided a moving speech in which he revealed his dream to transfer the understanding he acquired as an astronaut to all individuals worldwide.

“Expect that I can move the experience which I need to you,” he stated, “then you would head out and see the Earth and you would see the blue sky. Not the blue sky that you see outdoors. In area, you see you’re the just one. You’re the only world, you do not have another one. Therefore you need to make sure.”

“I had the concept to produce Spacebuzz prior to I heard Wubbo’s last speech,” Hidde confided me, “However when I lastly listened to it, it was truly an effective verification: yes, this is our vision – I believed – this is the dream we wish to pursue.”

.