Microsoft HoloLens Brings Mars to Earth

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    This cool new video above showcases one of the best features of Microsoft's HoloLens. It creates an Mixed Reality (a mixture of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) version of Mars right here on Earth. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    "You’ll be able to experience this virtual tour of the red planet this summer if you visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. NASA has recruited legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin to serve as a holographic tour guide and he’ll be assisted by Curiosity Mars rover driver Erisa Hines. Along the way, you’ll stop by several of the locations that the Curiosity rover has visited in its years on Mars, which means you’ll get a virtual look at some of the planet’s most prominent landmarks.

    In addition to this virtual Mars tour, NASA says it is also “developing mixed reality applications in support of astronauts on the International Space Station and engineers responsible for the design and assembly of spacecraft.” In other words, it’s only scratched the surface of what it can do with HoloLens." ~ BGR

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