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Hack The Moon

Mikrolar Creates Draper Labs' Moon Landing Simulator Platform

Draper laboratories utilizes Mikrolar's P2305 (based on the P2350) as the foundation of a custom immersive 3D simulator, giving riders a unique personal experience to the moon in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

July 20th, 1969 marked an important day in history with the milestone moon landing. As a celebration of the moment itself, and their involvement in the original exhibition, July 20th, 2019 marked the opening of Draper's special exhibit in Cambridge, MA. With the goal of remembering the 'race to the moon' era, "Hack the Moon" brings together the story of the engineers who guided the Apollo astronauts safely to the moon and back. 

The exhibit included interviews, photos, artifacts, a scaled replica of the moon recreated using hi-res NASA imagery, and an immmersive 3D moon landing simulation. Mikrolar's custom built Hexapod and actuator-driven staircase provided the platform for this "Lunar Lander," allowing you to personally experience and control the final descent to the moon yourself in 100 seconds. "Hack the Moon" was open to the public through October 5th, 2019 (link).

Mikrolar's P2305 simulator base.

Draper's "Hack the Moon" exhibit featuring our Hexapod Simulator.

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Immersive 3D Moon Lander Sim.


Inside the simulator.

Lunar Lander Assembly Timelapse.