Daily Archives: July 16, 2012

Follow Your Curiosity! – Free Resources For the Mars Science Lab Mission

Be A Martian!

Be A Martian! is just one of the fun resources available from NASA for the new Mars rover mission!

The Mars Science Laboratory is NASA’s new Mars mission. The spacecraft will deliver the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet on August 5-6, 2012 and you’re invited to participate! NASA’s Jet p[ropulsion Lab has put together a web page full of games, apps, viewing details, and activities for students, teachers, and the general public.

Become a virtual Mars citizen! Watch the landing live on NASA TV! Land your own rover in a free Xbox game! And learn about all of the cool science that the Curiosity rover hopes to accomplish when it is safely on Mars!


Watch this video of the Seven Minutes of Terror during the Curiosity rover’s landing!

The Curiosity rover will join two other famous rovers on the face of Mars: Spirit and Opportunity.  Learn more about their continuing mission (note: Only the Opportunity rover is still functional as of 2012) at JPL’s website: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html

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Free NASA Xbox Kinect Game – Mars Rover Landing

Screenshot from the new NASA Kinect Game - Mars Rover Landing

Get this free Kinect game today! You control the landing. success or failure is in your hands!

NASA, in conjunction with the upcoming Mars Science Lab landing, has just released a FREE new game for XBox Kinect called Mars Rover Landing. In the new game, players will control each stage of the mission landing!

How hard is it to land on Mars? Test your skills! Your mission: guide NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity to its landing site safely and on target. Use your body to direct the craft and control thrusters as you descend. Gain avatar gear and achievements for a safe landing. The rover’s success depends on you! The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese. This game requires a Kinect™ Sensor.


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