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LG helps former NASA astronaut experience moon landing with VR

All Headlines 10:00 November 28, 2017

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc. said Tuesday it assisted a retired NASA astronaut who took part in the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to experience landing on the moon with Google's Daydream View VR headset.

LG Electronics said it used the V30 smartphone and the Google headset to help the astronaut, Jim Lovell, get a glimpse of what is it like to be on the moon.

Lovell was the captain of Apollo 13, which failed to land on the moon 47 years ago due to an explosion of an oxygen tank.

LG Electronics said the V30 smartphone, which weighs 158 grams, is optimized for Google's Daydream View VR headset. The device's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 AP and OLED display also provide users with a top-notch gaming environment, it added.

In this picture released by LG Electronics Inc. on Nov. 28, 2017, Jim Lovell, a former NASA astronaut and captain of Apollo 13, is enjoying the virtual reality experience of landing on the moon. (Yonhap)

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