NASA Mars rover lands on Kinect in free game

Hey, kids! Science is fun, and space is cool! So come up, fire up your Xbox 360 and play Mars Rover Landing, a free Kinect Fun Labs game which lets you land NASA's wicked sick Curiosity Mars rover on that gnarly red planet. Parents, please, try to foster scientific interest in your children.

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Hey, kids! Science is fun, and space is cool! So come up, fire up your Xbox 360 and play Mars Rover Landing, a free Kinect Fun Labs game which lets you land NASA's wicked sick Curiosity rover on that gnarly red planet. Parents, please, encourage fondness for sciences in your spawn. You'll get to direct the landing craft through the atmosphere, trying not to burn up and waste $2.5 billion, then deploy the Mars Science Laboratory rover with a sky crane once you're safely through. There are avatar gear and achievements to earn, too. It's certainly fun to imagine someone in Mission Control directing the landing by contorting and waggling their arms, while everyone watches tensely. Curiosity is scheduled to land on August 5, but Mars Rover Landing is available now.

Deploy the sky crane!

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    July 17, 2012 9:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, NASA Mars rover lands on Kinect in free game.

    Hey, kids! Science is fun, and space is cool! So come up, fire up your Xbox 360 and play Mars Rover Landing, a free Kinect Fun Labs game which lets you land NASA's wicked sick Curiosity Mars rover on that gnarly red planet. Parents, please, try to foster scientific interest in your children.

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      July 17, 2012 9:02 AM

      Yeah, it could backfire though. Kids might find the controls frustrating, thus their perception of science will be tainted by that frustration and they'll want to enlist in the military or play sports instead.

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        July 17, 2012 9:06 AM

        I think there's a much higher probablity of john madden

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      July 17, 2012 9:26 AM

      Should have been "Mars Rover Kart Racing"

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        July 17, 2012 10:49 AM

        It takes 4 months to make a lap on a 1/4 mile course. Strap in kids!

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      July 17, 2012 10:47 AM

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