NASA and Epic Games opened a $70,000 prize challenge to invite innovators to create a Martian metaverse.
Imagine being able to experience what it would be like to live on Mars? Very soon new technologies could bring us closer to the farthest planets without the need to take a spaceship.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has partnered with Epic Games creators of the popular video game Fortnite to promote the construction of a metaverse a metaverse is a digital universe that contains all the aspects of the real world, such as real-time interactions and economies. It offers a unique experience to end-users. that will simulate life on the “red planet”.
The U.S. government space agency announced this week that has launched a challenge called MarsXR whose objective will be the creation of a virtual reality Martian environment. The new metaverse could help NASA in its space research, with the generation of possible scenarios that anticipate how could be the first human exploration to Mars; and who knows, a possible human life on that planet. At the same time, it could help reduce costs when it comes to training future astronauts.
This challenge seeks to support the opposite of Resistance, it is a threshold that crypto’s price doesn’t fall below. NASA by creating additional assets and scenarios focused on particular extravehicular activity (EVA) scenarios that will be used to test procedures and plan conditions during the stay on Mars. The goal is to create an immersive, engaging and realistic experience.
Simulating the colonization of Mars
The creation of the Martian metaverse will be carried out on a virtual reality space that is already has been modeled with Unreal Engine 5 (EU5) of Epic Games a tool that creates 3D images in real time for immersive experiences. Called MarsXR Engine The space includes 400 km2 of realistic Martian terrain, based on terrain mapped by NASA. Designed with orange hues for daytime, it also has realistic weather conditions and a gravity that simulates that planet.
Developers will be tasked with create various simulations for astronauts traveling to Mars, which could range from setting up a base camp to facing a dust storm. . They will also need to create assets and processes that cosmonauts can follow in the future using virtual reality headset.
“ Creators can use Unreal Engine to create realistic simulation scenarios to help prepare NASA for future missions, whether to the moon a situation where there is a continuous upward movement in the price of a cryptocurrency. Often used in communities to question when a cryptocurrency will experience such a phenomenon, saying “When moon?” It is usually combined with “When Lambo?” or Mars. “said Seb Loze, commercial director of simulation at Unreal Engine en Epic Games .
Whether you’re a game designer, architect, hobbyist, or rocket scientist, anyone can build with UE5, and we can’t wait to see what immersive simulations the community comes up with.
The challenge will be divided into five categories: Set Up Camp, Scientific Research, Maintenance, Exploration and ‘Blow Our Minds’. Participating teams will be able to submit their projects for one or more categories, and will have the chance to win USD $70,000, which will be divided into several prizes.
Metaverse, reality and science fiction
In addition to Epic Games , que ya construye su propio metaversothe challenge MarsXR is produced in alliance with Buendea y Herox a crowdsourcing problem-solving platform. According to the Herox the competition has already attracted nearly 300 innovators distributed in 30 teams, which contribute to the construction of NASA’s Martian metaverse.
The initiative comes as the competition for man’s arrival on the red planet continues. NASA has been working for years on Mars exploration. In 2018, the agency sent its landerInSightwhose main mission has been to probe the planet’s interior. This week, the team reached a milestone after recording the largest “martemoto” to date, a magnitude 5 earthquake, as reported byThe Verge.
As the energy ofInSight is depleted and that the amount of dust circulating on the planet makes it obsolete, the company SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk, is also leading efforts to colonize Mars. Musk has reiterated on several occasions that one of his company’s main goals is to facilitate commercial travel to Mars and turn humans into an interplanetary species.
The most recent trend of metaverse, a development in which several tech giants such as Meta (matrix of Facebook ) yMicrosoft are already moving forward, could help the realization of these plans, which so far sound like mere science fiction fantasies.
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Article by Hannah Estefania Perez / DiarioBitcoin
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