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Mars Virtual Reality Software Wins NASA Award


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Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, right, and Erisa Hines of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, try out the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset during a preview of "Destination: Mars" at Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Florida. Based on OnSight, a tool created by JPL, "Destination: Mars" lets guests experience Mars with holographic versions of Aldrin and Hines as guides.

Credit: NASA/Charles Babir

A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA's 2018 Software of the Year Award.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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