Microsoft HoloLens headset will transport Kennedy Space Center visitors to Mars

The Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset is being used as part of Destination: Mars, a temporary exhibit at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will allow visitors to see a simulation of what it looks like on the planet as seen through the Curiosity Mars Rover.

The Kennedy Space Center website has more info on this new exhibit:

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin will serve as a holographic guide for visitors during their journey on the surface of Mars. Curiosity Mars rover driver Erisa Hines will also appear, leading visitors to the sites of exciting discoveries about the Red Planet.

Destination Mars opens today at the Kennedy Space Center but will only be available until January 1, 2017. If you are going, be aware that while the exhibit is part of the space center's ticket price, you must make a reservation on the day of their visit.

John Callaham