The breathtaking imagery of Mars, which has been captured by NASA’s Curiosity Rover since it landed on the planet in August 2012, is now getting the augmented reality treatment.
A partnership between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Microsoft’s HoloLens technology, “Destination: Mars” uses the HoloLens mixed-reality headset, meaning virtual and physical elements are grafted onto one another to create a strikingly detailed user experience. In the new exhibit, the public will have access to the same quality of Martian imagery that NASA’s scientists and astronauts do.
A holographic Erisa Hines, one of the Curiosity drivers at NASA’S JPL, accompanies guests their own personal Mars journey. You also get holographic Buzz Aldrin as a tour guide.
“Destination: Mars” is open now through January 1, 2017.