The IT behind Mars Science Laboratory's landing of the Curiosity rover


Kudos to Kudo

Source:  Microsoft

Microsoft and NASA have partnered together to educate youngsters to learn computational skills and explore the Martian terrain by using Kodu: Mars Edition.

Developed in cooperation with NASA’s Mars Public Engagement Program, led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs, Kodu: Mars Edition lets children create games for the PC or Xbox using a simple, visual programming language.

Available for free download, the aim of the game is to create compelling learning experiences that develop students’ competency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), along with 21st-century skills.

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