Download the Beyond Planet Earth AR App Before Your Visit

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Find a Mars-bound spaceship, glimpse a near-Earth asteroid, watch a lunar elevator take off from the Moon, and more in this new augmented reality (AR) app created as a companion to the Museum’s exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration, which opens November 19.

Download the app before you visit the exhibition, then look for 11 AR icons, including a Moon base, NASA’s Curiosity Rover, and more, sprinkled throughout the show. Use the camera on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad 2 to activate the icon and unlock animations. Then, share images by email or post to Facebook and Twitter. A link to a special site will let you collect additional icons, find out the science behind space technologies, and share photos with friends.

Can’t wait until the exhibition opens? Get a preview by downloading the app today, then collect four of the icons here to begin enjoying the features online.

Click here for more information on the Beyond Planet Earth Augmented Reality app, here to begin enjoying features online, and here to buy tickets for Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration.