Travel to Mars on the Lockheed Martin Bus

Travel to Mars on the Lockheed Martin Bus
Travel to Mars on the Lockheed Martin Bus

The virtual field trip to Mars visits NASA Ames Research Center to inspire the next generation of deep-space explorers.

For its second stop in California, the Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus is traveling to the heart of Silicon Valley to provide students with a glimpse of what it means to be a part of Generation Beyond—the generation of the first humans that will travel to Mars and beyond.

The Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus will visit the NASA Ames Research Center Visitor Center on Sept. 24 and 25 at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, just 15 minutes northwest of San Jose off U.S. 101 at the “Moffett Blvd / NASA Parkway” exit.

This immersive virtual reality vehicle replicates 200 square miles of the Martian surface, providing riders with a simulated experience driving across the Red Planet.

Free tickets for rides are available during the Visitor Center’s opening hours from 12 to 4 p.m. To guarantee a ride, attendees should register in advance.

Having long played a role in space exploration, Lockheed Martin launched Generation Beyond to inspire future engineers, scientists and innovators using in-class curriculum and digital resources.

Generation Beyond’s learning resources, including engaging lesson plans with educator guides, family activities, and student exploration of space missions are available here.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Photo / Video courtesy: Lockheed Martin

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