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Take a Walk on Mars

A walk on Mars may not be too far in the future with a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Destination: Mars, a new, limited-time attraction, makes it possible for visitors to "walk on Mars."

Destination: Mars uses real imagery from NASA Mars rover Curiosity, brought to life by Microsoft HoloLens, the world's first self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10. The experience will be located in a pop-up theater, and available through January 1, 2017.

Guided by a holographic Buzz Aldrin, guests have the opportunity to "visit" several sites on Mars. Erisa Hines, rover Curiosity driver, also appears and leads visitors to sites where scientists have made exciting discoveries.

Destination: Mars is included with daily admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, but visitors must make a reservation on the day of their visit. The experience operates from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, with limited availability on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced reservations are accepted.

Visit for more information on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the new Destination: Mars experience.

Written by Cassie Westrate, staff writer for Groups Today.

Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. A holographic Buzz Aldrin guides guests to Mars in Mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens.


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