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Experience Curiosity, a 3-D sort of rover role playing game, allows the user to control and pilot Curiosity, explore landing sites, learn more about NASA’s missions, and understand the importance of space exploration. If you can control the vehicle’s cameras properly (it’s a steep learning curve), you can also take Curiosity selfies. The goal of this, according to a NASA press release, is to use “real science data to create a realistic and game-ready rover model” to teach students and others interested about the Curiosity rover’s life so far.
Mars Trek, the other tool unveiled, operates a little bit more like a Google Maps for Mars, allowing the user to explore the entirety of the planet as a full terrain map, following along with NASA's history and even, says project manager Brian Day, seeing the routes of missions past, present, and future.