NASA creates "virtual Mars" based on Unreal Engine 5

The American Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA has launched a project to create a virtual environment to prepare astronauts for life on Mars based on the Unreal Engine 5 engine from Epic Games.

NASA creates "virtual Mars" based on Unreal Engine 5

The project is said to be at an early stage of development. To accelerate the development of the Mars XR simulation, NASA, together with Epic Games, launched a competition for developers to create scenarios for “virtual Mars”. The prize fund totals 70 thousand dollars. Scenarios can be tested in the NASA XOSS MarsXR Editor .

NASA creates "virtual Mars" based on Unreal Engine 5

In total, there are five categories of scenarios in the competition – the construction of the initial base-camp, scientific research, maintenance of various robots and work with them, exploration of the terrain and movement on the surface of Mars, and also “free program”.

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