The Early Access Build has been sent out to Backers!
It's been a quiet couple months on our end but I am pleased to provide you (the MarsVR Kickstarter backers) with an update on our progress with the... Read more
Videos from Mars Society Convention Demo & VR Panel
Two videos from ther recent Mars Society Convention where MarsVR was featured have now been posted to Youtube.
The four-day International Mars Society Convention brought together leading scientists, engineers, aerospace... Read more
MarsVR Video Update: Our Virtual Reality environment takes shape!
I just posted to Youtube our latest program video update, where I provide details on our recent activities. Featured in the video are the recent work of Shannon... Read more
Live Stream tomorrow of photogrammetry expert working on MarsVR
Tomorrow our resident photogrammetry expert Az Balabanian (aka “The Wizard of Az”) is going to be live-streaming his working session to clean up the interior scans of the... Read more
First glimpses of MDRS terrain models!
I have some exciting news -- tonight our team got a preview of the completed MDRS 3-D terrain model. This is a single "asset file" (think of it... Read more
Milestone complete: The MDRS has been fully scanned!
Tonight I received some great news from our team onsite at the MDRS. They have completed all of our scans on Day 2, which is well ahead of... Read more
Program Update 5 – June 16th, 2018
We are prepping to send out a crew to the MDRS comprised of Shannon Norrell and Az Balabanian who are flying from San Francisco, Robert and Stephen Madsen... Read more
MarsVR is being featured today on the Red Bull blog!
Today the Red Bull Blog is featuring a story about MarsVR!
And in case you missed it, here's our most recent Program Update #4 including info on the Texas... Read more
Program Update 4 / Last chance to lock your survey and purchase Add-Ons for MarsVR!
Our team will be travelling out to MDRS next week to begin the photogrammetry scans of the facilities (inside and out) and the one square mile of terrain,... Read more
BackerKit surveys are coming!
Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since... Read more
Final Kickstarter Wrap-Up
We did it!
The Kickstarter for MarsVR Phase 1 is a success and will be fully funded by Kickstarter. THANK YOUto all of our backers for believing... Read more
Final Hours of Phase 1 Kickstarter!
We are now in the home stretch — there’s only a few hours left (it ends at 9PM Pacific time tonight.)
It would be great if you could... Read more
36 Hours Remaining - We passed $30,000 and on the way to first Stretch Goal!
Only 36 hours remaining, and we are at 111% of goal and passed $30,000! A big THANK YOU to all of the backers that have pledged to our... Read more
Amazing Day Today -- 107% of Goal!
Since we met our goal yesterday just before midnight, we've had a stellar day -- now we're at 107% and we are about to break $30k! Wow!!
Thank... Read more
MarsVR Reaches Goal / New Stretch Goals
I am so happy to announce that earlier tonight we reached our Kickstarter goal!! Thank you to Sacha Greer who purchased a crewmember seat for MDRS Crew 197... Read more
More Press... Front Page of Mars Daily Today
Looks like we made the front page of Mars Daily today.
We also are now just under $5000 remaining towards our goal! Please consider increasing your... Read more
Meet our "Dream Team"
Today The Mars Society has announced via Dr. Robert Zubrinour “Dream Team” of VR & photogrammetry experts, 3-D game developers, and a former astronaut! They are going... Read more
New Reward Level - Embroidered Patches!
I'm excited to report some news on the Kickstarter. We are working with a vendor that can make embroidered patches, just like the ones you see astronauts wear... Read more
We just received our 100th pledge of support for MarsVR Phase 1 on Kickstarter!
Thank you to Thomas Manson who pledged at the $50 level to receive the... Read more
We just hit $20,000! 73% of Goal!
I'm happy to report we have just passed $20,000 towards our overall goal of $27,500. A big THANK YOU to all the backers and supporters that have gotten... Read more
Kickstarter is now featuring us as a "Project We Love"!
Exciting News! The MarsVR program team was just informed by Kickstarter that our project has been selected as a "Project We Love".
Kickstarter is now featuring us prominently on... Read more
Program Update - May 7th, 2018
Here’s the latest update on our Phase 1 Kickstarteras well as the latest from our development team. First, let’s talk about how the Kickstarter is going. As... Read more
Founding CrowdExplorer Badges
I wanted to share with you some exciting new design work we just completed. We will be using this in a couple ways for the project: when you... Read more
MDRS Crew Rotation is now October 2018!
I have GREAT news -- our Program Manager & Director of the MDRS, Dr. Shannon Rupert, has agreed to pull in the date for the special crew... Read more
Day 2 Update for MarsVR
I am thrilled to report some amazing progress for today!
First of all -- an update on the Kickstarter... We are now making a lot of progress towards... Read more
Image of Metal Medallion
I just received this photo of our sample for the Medal Medallion, and wanted to share right away! We'll be tweaking the font on the back for "MarsVR"... Read more
Amazing First Day
Wow, we had a great first day!
Here are the stats as of tonight (less than 24 hours into the Kickstarter) ...
Total Contributed: $ 12,551 — This is 45%... Read more