'Future First': Explore Mars With Virtual Reality

The first episode in our new series with XPRIZE

Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new technology comes out and allows us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase "The future is now." Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a new video series called Future First.

Episode one of Future First is titled "Exploring Mars in VR." In it, we take a look at OnSight, a new tool being used at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, that lets scientists examine Mars using a Microsoft HoloLens. Helping to lead the discussion are Jeff Norris, Mission Operations Innovation Lead at JPL, and Victor Luo, Senior Technical Lead & Human Interfaces Engineer at JPL.