Walk on Mars with Microsoft’s HoloLens at the Kennedy Space Center

Microsoft’s HoloLens is something Microsoft has spared no expense in promoting, and for good reason. The HoloLens has a rather large array of use cases – from helping elevator engineers to making short films, HoloLens has been used for a variety of projects.

For the visitors of Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Center, HoloLens will now serve a new purpose: an AR headset for a new exhibit – ‘Destination: Mars’.

Destination: Mars

The new exhibit will take visitors on a journey to Mars – from the perspective of the Curiosity Rover, visitors will get to experience the red planet with two guides: Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin, and Curiosity Rover’s driver Erisa Hines.

The experience is built using high-resolution imagery gathered from the Curiosity Rover’s expedition since August of 2012.

While the human race has not been able to visit Mars just yet, experiences like this do inspire the next generation to pursue the goal – which is what NASA is hoping for.

If you visit

While the exhibit sounds great – it is only available until January 1st, 2017, so you might want to plan your trip before that.

Also, the cost of admission to the exhibit is included in the full ticket price – but you will have to make a reservation for the day of your visit. If you don’t, you would be paying for it, but it won’t actually be part of your visit. It is also based on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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