From real estate, virtual workspaces, and even battlefield strategy, Microsoft’s HoloLens has been used in many unique ways. There is now a new use for HoloLens, and it’s safe to say that it is out of this world.

The “out of this world” use for HoloLens involves taking a tour of Mars while wearing the mixed reality device during a visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Overall, the tour uses real imagery from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover and even features the holographic guidance of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Curiosity Mars rover driver Erisa Hines also appears during the holographic tour and will lead visitors to the sites of exciting discoveries about the Red Planet.


The experience is available exclusively through January 1st, 2017 at the pop-up theater at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. It is included in the price of daily admission, but visitors must make a reservation on the day of their visit to the visitor complex. Of course, the timed experience has daily limited availability on a first come first served basis and only runs from  9:30 am to 5 pm, with no advance reservations.

For the complete details (and all the fine print) on the HoloLens Mars experience, be sure to visit this official web page. Once you’re checked it out, let us know what you think by dropping us a comment in the section below.

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