MARS on the Field

Mars on the Field

How do we galvanize public and private support for space exploration, an arena that can seem inaccessible to most people?


“Mars on the Field” will offer an immersive walkable virtual reality experience that takes place on the physical Sun Devil Stadium field. As users begin at one end zone, they will explore the history of human understanding of Mars.

Key Accomplishments

  • Completed their first in-person MVP demonstration of the VR experience at Sun Devil Stadium in year one.
  • Crafted a core narrative experience that builds on the technology by focusing on the human story of Mars.
  • Developed a functional website version of the previous immersive on-field experience.
  • Presented their VR Stationary Experience and Booth Content at the ASU Space Futures Convening in January 2024.

Project contact: 

Laura Cechanowicz // Robert LiKamWa

Funding years:

2023-2024

2022-2023

Team members

Laura Cechanowicz

ASU

Co-Lead

DB Bauer

ASU

Kathryn Powell

Planetary Geology and Rover Operations, ASU

Scott Dickenshied

JMARS Software Engineering and Integration, ASU

Jessica Lai

PhD Student, ASU

Jiqing Wen

PhD Student, ASU

Lauren Gold

PhD Student, ASU

Kaycee Nienhuis

Student, ASU

William Gittings

Student, ASU

Syed Hussain

Student, ASU

Sakshyam Adhikari

Student, ASU

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