Virtual Reality

Microsoft and NASA Team Up to Take You on a Tour of Mars

Entrepreneur Staff
Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.
1 min read

While NASA likely won't send astronauts to Mars until the 2030s, the agency teamed up with Microsoft to give people on Earth a sense of what it would be like to explore the red planet for themselves, thanks to a new exhibition opening this summer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

With Destination: Mars, visitors can put on Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality headsets and take a 3-D interactive tour led by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Curiosity Mars Rover driver Erisa Hines. The tour will showcase actual images captured by the Rover, allowing the users to feel as if they are exploring the areas of the planet where the Rover has been.

Related: Why This Entrepreneur Dreams of Living on Mars

The exhibit will utilize OnSight, HoloLens technology developed by Microsoft and scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to help the Curiosity team make decisions about where the Rover should go next.

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

Whether you are launching or growing a business, we have all the business tools you need to take your business to the next level, in one place.
Enroll Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.