NASA to create its own version of America’s Army

by | Jan 17, 2008 | Seradata News | 3 comments

NASA’s Learning Technologies Project Office has started evaluating the development of a NASA-based massively multiplayer online educational game (MMO).

orbitersimW445.jpgThe above image is a screenshot from the freeware Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator

The US Army has had a similar video game-like promotional thing up and running for a number of years. Free to download from the website or you can buy versions for video game consoles, such as the advert below, you go through a virtual version of basic training, become a soldier and can play missions

However NASA’s is probably going to be less combative, according to its request for information, “[the game] should simulate real NASA engineering and science missions in a medium that is comfortable and familiar to the majority of students in the United States today.”

So no chance of a Hollywood style Deep Impact mission then? But perhaps we can expect to play at this mission?

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