Lockheed Martin inspires the next generation of explorers with an out-of-this-world experience

It is believed that the first astronauts to Mars will arrive on the planet before today’s kindergarteners graduate college. To help school-age children think about the possibilities of going to Mars Lockheed Martin has created a one-of-a-kind bus that will transport them to the Red Planet to see what it looks like and to learn more about its reddish wonders.

As part of Lockheed Martin Generation Beyond initiative, whose goal is to “inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers,” the bus experience is meant to plant the seed of curiosity for a possible career in aerospace technology. The Mars Experience isn’t the only Generation Beyond project. The project has a number of initiatives including a free deep space curriculum available to all middle school teachers and has an app that sends you real-time Mars weather reports.

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