News Nation Logo

NASA and Microsoft together make it possible for you to walk on Mars using this simple tool!

NASA And Microsoft Team Up To Take You To The Red Planet- Mars. This Mixed-reality Project Will Offer Everyone A Chance To Discover And Explore Mars. But How? Here Is The Answer. For This A New Exhibition Called ‘Destination Mars’ Will Let Visitors Use Microsoft’s Holo Lens, Reality Headsets To Take A Virtual Tour On Mars. The Exhibition Will Open This Summer At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Of NASA In Florida.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 31 Mar 2016, 05:46:53 PM
Representational Image

New Delhi :

NASA and Microsoft team up to take you to the red planet- Mars. This mixed-reality project will offer everyone a chance to discover and explore Mars. But how? Here is the answer.

For this a new exhibition called ‘Destination Mars’ will let visitors use Microsoft’s Holo Lens, reality headsets to take a virtual tour on Mars. The exhibition will open this summer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex of NASA in Florida.

How will it be done?

On Sight, the co-developed mission operation tool will take all the data and images collected by NASA’s curiosity rover and use Holo Lens to turn a room into the surface of the Red Planet for you to walk around.

Through this the visitors will be able to virtually explore several sites on Mars. “We're excited to give the public a chance to see Mars using cutting-edge technologies that help scientists plan Curiosity's activities on Mars today,” said Jeff Norris, project manager for OnSight and ‘Destination: Mars’ at JPL.

Also while freely exploring the terrain, participants learn about processes that have shaped this alien world. Your holographic tour guides will take you to sites where scientists have made important discoveries.

For all the Latest Science News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 31 Mar 2016, 05:43:00 PM