"A Touch of Mars" Kiosk

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  • 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

Technologies

Flash, ActionScript, Away3D, Adobe AIR, Blender

Status

Active

Link

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

Roles

Developer/designer

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).

Purpose

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.

"For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us."
--Donald Williams