Mars Robotics Laboratory

Mars Robotics Laboratory

Program robotic rovers to complete mission objectives on our simulated Martian terrain.

Exhibit Section:
Lockheed Martin Space Education Center

The Space Foundation's Mars Robotics Laboratory provides a unique experience in one of the largest labs of its kind in the world. The simulated Martian terrain offers a chance for participants to program robotic rovers to complete mission objectives individually or in teams.

The Mars Lab uses LEGO® NXT equipment and MINDSTORMS® software to simulate lifelike Mars rover missions to:

  • Teach communication and collaboration skills
  • Hone creative problem-solving skills
  • Increase team engagement
  • Deliver a hands-on component to lessons about Mars and space exploration
  • Develop interest and skills in robotics

Call Lisa at the Space Foundation to set up your student or group visit today at +1.719.576.8000 or contact us here.

*Activities and demonstrations in the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory, and Mars Robotics Laboratory are subject to special hours. Please check with the Discovery Center admission desk to find out what activities are available during your visit.