NASA'S WEB SITE RELEASES "DRIVE THE MARS ROVERS!" INTERACTIVE FEATURE
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John F. Kennedy Space Center
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Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
KSC Release No. 12-04
NASA’S WEB SITE RELEASES “DRIVE THE MARS ROVERS!” INTERACTIVE FEATURE
NASA's M2K4 Web site has just launched an interactive program that gives any citizen of cyberspace the chance to drive Spirit and Opportunity across the surface of the red planet.
"This experience will allow visitors to NASA's Web site the chance to explore Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum, without having to make the 300-million-mile trek," joked KSC's Public Web Information Manager Dennis Armstrong.
The interactive experience is frequently updated with the latest pictures and findings from the Mars Rover missions. Drivers of the digital martian duo can examine the same points of interest investigated by the real rovers, such as "Bonneville" crater and "El Capitan."
"We're hoping that users will count on this feature as a great source to find out about Mars Exploration Rover discoveries as they're announced, and a lot of people already have; in the first week and a half, we've received over 210,000 page views," added Armstrong.
M2K4 is a multimedia experience that gives Web users the chance to explore the Mars Exploration Rover missions up close. Interactive features include animations of the mission, martian trivia, and now, the chance to virtually drive across the surface of Mars.
Drive the Mars Rovers! can be accessed by visiting http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/m2k4/driverover/frameset.html
Media can contact Dennis Armstrong at 321-867-2468 for more information about the Drive the Mars Rovers! Program.