Explore a galaxy of information about Mars
Investigate the future exploration of Mars
See how Mars compares to Earth
The Red Planet Circa 1989
Mission to Mars! applies the sound, graphic, animation
and interactivity features of hypermedia to reinforce the
sense of wonder that planetary exploration endeavors have
historically invoked. More than 1000 screens of information
are integrated into a whimsical interface.
Mission to Mars! was designed to synthesize and
disseminate a broad compendium of facts, opinions and plans
related to planetary exploration and the planet Mars. It
is intended for laypersons as opposed to space scientists.
The CD-ROM was developed in 1989 for nine inch black and
white Macintosh computers using HyperCard, this software
is in many ways outdated by todays standards. It has not
been updated, so the "facts" are frozen at the point of
what was known about Mars as of 1989. Nonetheless, we still
demonstrate Mission to Mars! in our design classes. It holds
up as an interesting example of a coherent interface which
pioneered the concept of using different sound feedback
for almost every mouseclick. It was one of the first educational
CD-ROMs on the market and the Communication Technology labs
first commercial CD-ROM.
It's fun, a little weird, and quite informative.
Mission to Mars! CD-ROM runs on Macintosh and requires
8 MB of RAM and the Hypercard Player.
plus shipping and handling
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