NASA and Microsoft team up for Mars Rover game
| by Aneez Shaikh |
NASA has teamed up with Microsoft to release a game for the Xbox 360 called Mars Rover Landing. The Kinect-controlled game will have players attempting to land on Mars through all the three stages of the landing process. And the best part is, it’s free for download. While we don’t imagine Microsoft taking a plunge into space studies anytime soon, it's clear that NASA is on a mission to widen its fan base by teaming up with Microsoft and foraying into gaming territory.
Available to Xbox 360 players
Coming back to the game, Mars Rover Landing will enable users to try their skill in landing the rover on the surface of Mars using Microsoft's Kinect motion interface. It's meant to simulate what NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be going through when the robotic rover actually lands on Mars on August 5. The players will have to complete all three stages of the landing and will be rated on how well they perform in each individual phase.
The complex journey to Mars
The Mars Rover Landing game is available for free download in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. So just free up 497 MB of space on your hard disk and be a part of NASA’s Mars exploration program.
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