Thanks to your help, we are very happy to announce that late last night the Mars Society reached (and surpassed) its MarsVR Kickstarter goal of $27,500!!
There are new stretch goals available to boost our MarsVR project and its scope even further, with a few days still remaining in the Kickstarter campaign.
If we raise $35,000, we will increase the amount of terrain we will have in the Phase 1 virtual environment by 25%. That means instead of one square mile, it will be 1.25 square miles. We will also include an additional crew member training scenario (likely growing plants in the GreenHab). Finally, we will send a large round sticker of our Mission Seal to ALL BACKERS. This would be a great sticker to apply to a car or laptop.
If we reach $45,000, our terrain coverage will go up to 150% of the planned amount -- so one and a half square miles. This will allow us to do an additional 2-3 EVA sites at a minimum! We will also add two additional mission scenarios including repairing a space suit inside the RAM module, which is a highly technical process that planners have talked about, but that ...