Lockheed Martin's faculty bus takes you on a journey throughout Mars

Lockheed Martin’s Era Past initiative goals to “encourage the subsequent era of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers.” And what higher solution to spark younger college students’ curiosity than to offer them journey on a bus that simulates a journey throughout the Martian floor? Passengers aboard the Mars Expertise bus are handled to an immersive digital actuality journey. Because the bus strikes, it makes the scholars really feel like they’re driving throughout the pink planet by displaying 200 sq. miles of its floor on the boarded-up home windows.

The aerospace firm says the VR expertise was constructed with the identical software program used for “probably the most superior video video games” as we speak, which hopefully means it has nice graphics. Lockheed Martin’s excessive-tech car will tour the US to provide college students from totally different areas an opportunity to attempt it out. It isn’t Era Past’s solely tasks, although. The corporate can also be offering a free deep area curriculum to all center faculty academics and has launched an app that sends you actual-time Mars climate reviews.