NMNSH offers rides to Mars one weekend only

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One local museum is offering the community an out of this world experience: a trip to mars.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (NMNSH) teamed up with Lockheed Martin for the Generation Beyond Program which gives visitors a virtual reality bus tour that will make it seem as if they are riding along the surface of the Red Plant. The program is designed to prepare students for NASA’s planned missions to mars in the 2030’s, as the world’s first crew to Mars is likely still in school.

The Director of PR and Marketing for NMNSH, Jennifer Hayden, and The Corporate Communications Specialist from Sandia National Laboratories, Valerie Larkin, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to talk about the ride. Watch above.

Riders will be able to ride on a one of a kind virtual reality vehicle, Mars Experience Bus.  The bus uses mobile virtual reality to show students and visitors what it’s like to drive on the surface of Mars.

This event is open to the public and will include many other space experiences.

The ride will be in Albuquerque for only two days, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information, visit their website.  

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