"A Touch of Mars" Kiosk

Note: This website hasn't been updated for a couple of years. Standby for a new format and projects in 2017.

  • A Touch of Mars kiosk start screen
  • A Touch of Mars kiosk mars texture
  • A Touch of Mars kiosk topographical map
  • A Touch of Mars kiosk details selected
  • A Touch of Mars North polar region
  • A Touch of Mars kiosk in use
  • A Touch of Mars kiosk in used


Flash, ActionScript, Away3D, Adobe AIR, Blender




The kiosk operates offline, but the project itself is open source and available here



Additional Credits

Much thanks goes to the Away Foundation for pointing me in the right direction, providing starter code samples and support. Original imagery for Mars and the Milky Way background originally produced by NASA, ESA and others (full sources noted in this script).


Add value and interactivity to the Space Foundation Discovery Center visitor experience.

Highlighted Features

3D rotatable Mars, points of interest containing photos and details, surface texture and topographical views

Additional Information

View a related news brief at the Space Foundation website here.

"Every generation has the obligation to free men's minds for a look at new worlds . . . to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation."
--Ellison S. Onizuka