On its own, Apollo 11 VR provides an impressive, cinematic-style experience. It was designed to connect to players on an emotional level, so don’t expect it to stop and explain the physics behind what’s going on, provide formulas, or check students for understanding. The emotional connection is so well done that it has massive potential for creating fertile ground for learning.
Apollo 11 VR is neatly broken into stages such as the launch, docking to the lunar module, re-entry into the atmosphere, and several others. Teachers can choose a few of these as the initial portions of a lesson that serves to connect to students by appealing to their curiosity. Teachers can let the VR experience suck the students in, and follow it up with real physics teaching that explains all of the interactions and forces at play. After this, they can repeat the process with new stages.