Explore Mars with the power of AR. Take an interactive look at Perseverance and other rovers, drive them around, and explore Mars in immersive 3D.
Harness the power of AR to explore the Red Planet through our amazing rovers. With Perseverance now on Mars, take an up-close interactive look at this and other rovers that paved the way. You can even drive one down your street.
From the treacherous landing attempt to the flight of the first interplanetary helicopter, this app brings the mission to life through augmented reality experiences grounded in real equipment and events. Engaging, informative and fun, this is the best way to explore Mars without going there yourself! Download for free.
MEET THE ROVERS - Get an interactive look at rover design, from science tools to camera power. See how rovers have evolved into the most sophisticated robots ever built for space.
DRIVE THE ROVERS - Place a rover on your desk, driveway or street. Then drive it around and snap photos and video to share.
MARS OVERVIEW – Put the entire globe of Mars in front of you, spin it, and discover features both alien and familiar.
LAUNCH THE ROCKET – Place the Atlas V rocket anywhere you want and launch it with authentic mission audio.
MARS PORTAL – Walk through a portal onto the surface of Mars to see Perseverance in action, then jump into the future to explore a human settlement.
7 MINUTES OF TERROR – Control the nail-biting landing sequence yourself and see if you can do better than cutting-edge robotic automation.
MISSIONS ON MARS – Game your way through Perseverance missions on the surface. Drive around hazards to complete different objectives – including flying the helicopter Ingenuity.
The app also features an array of Mars images, quizzes, and video clips from the Smithsonian Channel documentary MAKING TRACKS ON MARS.
• New language: Chinese (Simplified)
• Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Mars AR App is Fantastic!
Seriously, this App is amazing! The 7 minutes of terror is a little hard but I’ll get used to it. Everything is flawless! However, these are minor issues, but I would like it if there was a wider selection of rockets to launch such as the delta 2 or for a crewed mission to Mars, an SLS rocket both crew and cargo. And to land more landers on the surface to virtually build the Mars base camp. Also, it would be nice to have the ability to go inside the modules of the Mars base camp. And to pilot the exploration vehicle. Other than those things the overall app is totally accurate and so cool.
Mission to Mars
Outstanding! There’s nothing else like this out there, it’s crazy fun, and my daughter can’t stop driving the rover around and laughing!
Love drive the rovers
Can you add the option to use the Mars sky and landscape if the camera doesn’t want to be used?
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- 1.3 GB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Smithsonian Channel, a SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. company. All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.