Mars is getting even more attention than usual this week, and that is “mostly” because National Geographic began airing their special six part Mars series on Monday nights (9/8c). Here’s a trailer and links about it…
Virtual Trip to Mars Offers Ultimate Preview to Crewed Mission (Nadia Drake, National Geographic)
Inside Nat Geo’s Incredible Documentary Mission to Mars (Logan Hill, Wired)
Nat Geographics’s ‘Mars’ Series Takes Viewers on Journey to Red Planet (Elizabeth Howell, Space.com)
Mars Series (International Mars Science Foundation)
Mars Series (National Geographic, YouTube Channel)
Mars Series (Official Site, National Geographic)
One cool thing the creators of the Mars series did was make this 360° YouTube of a Mars landing.
In addition The Martian VR Experience was also released for the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive this week. While you obviously need one of the VR headsets to appreciate the experience, you can get an idea of what it is like from this neat 360° YouTube video.
‘The Martian VR Experience’ comes to PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (Adario Strange, Mashable)
The Martian VR Comes To PSVR and HTC Vive (Jonathan Nafarrete, VR Board)
The Martian VR Experience (Fox Digital, Official Site)
Overall, great stuff, and a very good week for Mars!