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Get a first-hand, realistic look at many of the technologies and equipment considered for a human missions to Mars.

An immersive VR experience is now available from Fusion Media Group (FMG) Labs in New York City.

Mars 2030 is an immersive VR experience now available for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Steam PC, with PlayStation VR debuting soon. Mars 2030 is available for download now for $14.99, alongside a complimentary version for educators and museum staff.

Virtual journey

Users can take a virtual journey to the Red Planet that includes 15 square miles (40 square kilometers) of Martian landscape accurately mapped and modeled from real Mars orbital satellite data.

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Mars 2030 includes a range of features using actual data from the leading experts on Mars human mission planning. Martian terrain is modeled via custom Hi-RISE imagery from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Symphony score

Immersion is the primary focus, with graphics and sound that draws the user into Mars’ beauty. “The experience utilizes ambisonic audio filtered to match Mars’ atmospheric pressure and sound propagation, alongside an original score from the London Symphony Orchestra that features situational music cues designed to heighten the emotion of exploring the Red Planet,” explains a company press statement.

Simulating what Mars travelers may use in the future, Mars 2030 features the Augmented Information System, an AR environment accessed using touch controllers to pinpoint astronaut location and set waypoints.

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Touch screens

Customizable touch screens with haptic feedback display crucial information in the suit and rover, including control switches, biometric data, life support gauges and more. The experience features interactive objects to inspect and bring back to the lab for scientific research and analysis.

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MARS 2030 is the inaugural release for FMG Labs and developed in collaboration with of over a dozen space laboratories including NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Langley Research Center, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Visit the Mars 2030 website for more information and store download links:

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