eil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon, and is famous for saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Now the American astronaut will also become a pioneer in the exploration of the metaverse.
On June 17, the United States Space Force is launching a satellite in Armstrong’s honor. It’s the fifth vehicle of its GPS III fleet of satellites and will advance the GPS constellation’s global positioning and navigation services to military and civilian users. Space Force is doing more than pushing the boundaries in space. They’re exploring the metaverse by launching satellite NFTs in conjunction with the actual launch.
NFT are non-fungible tokens, they’re one-of-a-kind, blockchain-based assets that live on the blockchain. CryptoPunks and Cryptokitties were the first NFTs to launch back in 2017. NFTs have become a commodity in 2021, seeing artists, YouTubers, actors, brands, and even AIs have created their own NFTs. Space Force has partnered with digital artist companies WorldwideXR and VueXR, to release their own NFTs with augmented reality.
The Space Force NFT collection has been named “Armstrong Satellite NFT Launch with Space Force,” is the first USSF Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection. It included a limited edition digital twin NFT of the GPS III SV05 “ARMSTRONG” satellite and GPS III SV05 “ARMSTRONG” Coin and Patch NFTs modeled after the commemorative coins and patches typically reserved for USSF mission team members. The NFTs are created to scale and accessible to its owner via the VueXR app available on iOS and Android.
On June 14, three days prior to the satellite launch, “ARMSTRONG” satellite NFT will be available on Star Atlas. Star Atlas is a massive-multiplayer online metaverse. The second partner platform the NFTs will be available on is Ethernity, a digital collection platform for items like playing cards. The Armstrong NFTs will be available on Ethernity June 17.