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Disney teamed up with NASA for a new project

Disney teamed up with NASA for a new project

Disney + NASA = this cool collaboration!

Mission: SPACE

Credit: Susan

Located in World Discovery, Mission: SPACE allows you to board a space vehicle and take the role of one of 4 mission specialists. You “fly” the vehicle, but be careful that you land safely.

Fun fact: this is the only Disney World attraction that offers two different versions! There is a green version for those who do not want to experience spinning and high G-forces and the Orange version that provides a more realistic feeling for the attraction.

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Personally, I (Monica) cannot even handle the Green version! I usually skip this attraction, but the next time I visit I’ll be heading over there to check out this new project Disney has been working on with NASA!

Let’s take a look at what Disney has been up to lately.

New Project

Credit: Disney (via Instagram)

Walt Disney Imagineering and NASA just teamed up for this super cool project – and we can find it over at Mission: SPACE. Disney just shared the they collaborated with NASA to update an in-park display recreating the surface of Mars! Just how did they do that?

Credit: Disney (via Instagram)

The NASA Persevere team provided images captured by the Perseverance rover as reference for Disney’s artisans, a 3D print file to recreate sample tubes used on Mars, and loaned a prototype wheel of the Perseverance rover wheel to create tread marks identical to those currently on Mars.

Perseverance continues its mission on Mars to collect samples that a future mission could one day return to Earth. There is even a plaque on display that reads:

Credit: Disney (via Instagram)

NASA landed this robotic explorer on Mars on 2-18-21. Perseverance is the first of an international team of robots. Its job is to collect samples of Mars rocks to be returned to Earth to answer the question: Was there ever life on Mars?

Do you like to ride Mission: SPACE? Which version do you ride? What do you think of this cool project? Let us know in the comments below. And, be sure to share this post with a fellow space-loving friend!


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