Mars Explorer VR

About

Mars Explorer VR allows you to soar over Martian landscapes in a jetpack or experience walking on the surface of Mars. The terrain has been accurately reproduced using NASA data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

 

Download demo

Win64 version compatible with Oculus runtime 1.3

Download (255MB) - Please read the compatibility section below before downloading.

The demo includes the Gale crater map which is the area that NASA’s MSL rover is currently exploring. Maps of other parts of Mars will soon be available to download on the Maps page.

 

Compatibility

System Requirements (Non VR):

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 770 / AMD 280 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-6400 / i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • OS: Windows 64 bit

System Requirements (VR/Oculus Rift):

  • Oculus Rift DK2 with the Oculus runtime 1.3
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-6400 / i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: free HDMI 1.3 output
  • USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, or Windows 10 64 bit

 

Credits

HiRISE images - NASA.

DTMs - University of Arizona.

3D Models - NASA LaRC Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA Studios & Michael Carbajal