Experience Mars Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror With Your Own Body

By Jesus Diaz on at

On August 5, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover team will live seven minutes of absolute terror. Until then, however, they are all playing this new Kinect-based Mars Rover Landing game. Or maybe not, because that would only make them ever more nervous.

Microsoft and NASA collaborated to create this game, in which you control the whole landing experience using your body and face. It's available "in the Xbox Live Marketplace and in a special destination on the Xbox Live dashboard dedicated to the Curiosity rover." Go get it now and come back on August 5 for a broadcast of the event, live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. [Xbox Marketplace via NASA]

Experience Mars Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror With Your Own Body