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A new version of the MarsFlight interactive Mars airplane simulation was released in September 2008 and is available for download here. MarsFlight gives you the opportunity select your own area of interest on Mars and explore that region while piloting our normally robotic airplane. MarsFlight can be used on both Macs and PCs, and it's free!

Below, you will find a wide assortment of posters, photographs, videos, and computer animations designed to help you understand our project better:

Students fly a simulation of the Mars airplane


Quick Links to: Videos and Animations

Images
ARES Mars airplane white poster This is an overview poster that illustrates ARES flying over Mars with inset photos of some of our team members, tests, and analyses. 7385x11063 JPEG, 11.7 MB
4923x7375 JPEG, 4.1 MB
3693x5532 JPEG, 2.6 MB
1772x2655 JPEG, 856 kB
ARES Mars airplane white poster This poster includes a simplified blueprint of ARES combined with top and front views. 6657x9885 JPEG, 8.1 MB
4438x6590 JPEG, 4.2 MB
2219x3295 JPEG, 1.4 MB
1110x1647 JPEG, 472 kB
800x1187 JPEG, 284 kB
ARES Mars airplane ARES soaring over Mars. 4000x5000 JPEG, 3.3 MB
2000x2500 JPEG, 760 kB
1000x1250 JPEG, 364 kB
ARES Mars airplane Our current ARES wind tunnel model in the TDT in May, 2004. 2217x1663 JPEG, 1.3 MB
1280x960 JPEG, 516 kB
800x600 JPEG, 204 kB
ARES Mars airplane ARES flying over Mars. 8000x3000 JPEG, 5.5 MB
4000x1500 JPEG, 1.6 MB
2000x750 JPEG, 1.1 MB
1000x375 JPEG, 307 kB
ARES Mars airplane Artist's concept of the ARES Mars airplane flying over Mars. 4000x3000 JPEG, 2.8 MB
2000x1500 JPEG, 870 kB
1024x768 JPEG, 326 kB
640x480 JPEG, 99 kB
image thumbnail ARES Mars Eagle descending over Oregon during its high altitude flight test. 640x480 JPEG, 256 kB
ARES Mars Airplane poster A poster showing ARES Mars airplane flying over Mars terrain. 4100x2500 JPEG, 2.1 MB
2050x1250 JPEG, 668 kB
1025x625 JPEG, 284 kB
ARES Mars Airplane over Mars terrain A tall poster of the ARES Mars airplane as it might look from the ground. The bright spots on the bottom of the plane are the context camera and point spectrometer windows reflecting the planet's surface. 1965x7200 JPEG, 1.1 MB
1024x3752 JPEG, 408 kB
640x2345 JPEG, 200 kB
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ARES at Mars atmospheric interface Artist's concept of ARES at Mars' atmospheric interface, at the beginning of the entry, descent, and deployment sequence. 2160x1620 JPEG, 1.1 MB
1280x960 JPEG, 348 kB
640x480 JPEG, 72 kB
ARES heatshield release Artist's concept of ARES just after heatshield release during the entry, descent, and deployment sequence. 2160x1620 JPEG, 1.6 MB
1280x960 JPEG, 636 kB
640x480 JPEG, 164 kB
ARES drogue chute and tail deployment Artist's concept of ARES during drogue chute and tail deployment during the entry, descent, and deployment sequence. 2160x1620 JPEG, 2.3 MB
1280x960 JPEG, 717 kB
640x480 JPEG, 89 kB
ARES wings unfolding Artist's concept of ARES wings unfolding during the entry, descent, and deployment sequence. 2160x1620 JPEG, 841 kB
1280x960 JPEG, 312 kB
640x480 JPEG, 49 kB
ARES during pullout Artist's concept of ARES during the pullout phase of the entry, descent, and deployment sequence. 2160x1620 JPEG, 1.9 MB
1280x960 JPEG, 604 kB
640x480 JPEG, 73 kB
ARES initiating its science traverse Artist's concept of ARES initiating its science traverse at the end of the entry, descent, and deployment sequence. 2160x1620 JPEG, 2.9 MB
1280x960 JPEG, 947 kB
640x480 JPEG, 120 kB
book cover thumbnail Artist's concept of the ARES Mars airplane flying over Mars terrain. 2400x2400 JPEG, 2.1 MB
1200x1200 JPEG, 560 kB
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ARES Mars Airplane turning Artist's concept of the ARES Mars airplane flying over Mars terrain. 2400x1800 JPEG, 1.5 MB
1200x900 JPEG, 460 kB
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mars airplane Three orthogonal views of the ARES Mars airplane. 2400x1800 JPEG, 632 kB
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mars airplane on white background Artist's concept of the ARES Mars airplane. 1100x480 JPEG, 96 kB
640x279 JPEG, 44 kB
mars airplane geologic survey thumbnail Artist's concept of the ARES Mars airplane making measurements over Mars' geologically diverse terrain. 2485x1200 JPEG, 1.6 MB
1280x618 JPEG, 504 kB
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ARES Mars Airplane making science measurements Artist's concept of the ARES Mars airplane making measurements over Mars' geologically diverse terrain. 3000x2252 JPEG, 1.2 MB
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ARES with DC-3 in background ARES Mars Eagle on the morning of the high altitude drop test with DC-3 in background. 1810x1361 JPEG, 924 kB
1280x962 JPEG, 368 kB
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ARES full scale Artist's concept of the full-scale ARES Mars airplane. 640x480 JPEG, 208 kB
ARES full scale Artist's concept of the full-scale ARES Mars airplane. 1280x960 JPEG, 744 kB
640x480 JPEG, 244 kB
ARES full scale Members of the ARES team posing with our full-scale drop-test airplane. 1863x1471 JPEG, 1.6 MB
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instrument locations Instrument locations in the ARES Mars airplane. 2048x1494 JPEG, 840 kB
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640x467 JPEG, 91 kB




Videos
wind tunnel video clips ARES was featured recently on NASA's award winning Destination Tomorrow television program. Principal Investigator Dr. Joel Levine presents an overview of ARES' mission and capabilities. (9:32) 320x240 QT, 24 MB
240x180 QT, 13.6 MB
wind tunnel video clips A short, slow-motion video clip of one of the dozens of airplane ejection system tests. (7 sec.) 256x256 QT, 5.6 MB
256x256 AVI, 3.8 MB
wind tunnel video clips Short video clips of some of the hundreds of wind tunnel tests designed to examine the dynamics of wing deployment at very low atmospheric densities. (20 sec.) 320x240 QT, 1.5 MB
320x240 AVI, 6.1 MB
launch video thumbnail The launch of the high altitude balloon that carried the 50% scale model to over 100,000 feet. (14 sec.) 320x240 MPEG, 4.6 MB
drop test video frame Compilation video of the ARES Mars Eagle high altitude drop test including scenes of balloon inflation, airplane prep, balloon launch, and tail camera view of model deployment and pull-up maneuver. (2:13) 320x240 QT, 15.6 MB
160x120 QT, 5.1 MB
drop test video frame Tail camera video of ARES Mars Eagle high altitude drop test tail and wing deployment, pull-up maneuver and subsequent maneuvers. (2:06) 320x240 QT, 16.2 MB
160x120 QT, 5 MB
landing video thumbnail After 90 minutes of autonomous navigation and flight, a human pilot takes over control of the autopilot and brings the Mars Eagle in for a soft landing. (8 sec.) 320x240 QT, 2.4 MB




Animations
animation thumbnail A computer animation illustrating how ARES is folded and packaged inside its protective aeroshell. (35 sec.) 720x486 QT, 29.2 MB
360x243 QT, 10.7 MB
animation thumbnail The latest computer animation of the ARES Mars airplane, showing it flying over the diverse Martian terrain. (30 sec.) 320x240 QT, 12.6 MB
animation thumbnail A computer animation of the ARES Mars airplane to honor the centennial of powered human flight. (43 sec.) 320x240 QT, 5.0 MB
640x480 QT, 6.5 MB
288x240 MPEG, 6.2 MB
580x480 MPEG 13.3 MB
animation thumbnail A short video highlighting some of the analysis, simulation, and testing we've done to identify and mitigate risks during our entry, descent, and deployment sequence. (56 sec.) 320x240 QT, 14.1 MB
animation thumbnail A computer animation of a previous design of the ARES Mars airplane, showing it from a variety of aspects. (31 sec.) 360x243 QT, 11.2 MB




Viewing some of these files may require the Quicktime plug-in. You may downloaded it for free by clicking on the link at the right.




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