Cameron Wants to Bring You Mars in 3D, For Real

If James Cameron has his way, the next Mars Rover will include a 3D camera.

The Avatar director has boldly gone where no director has gone before and lobbied NASA officials on the idea, according to the Pasadena Star News.

The Mars Rover, named Curiosity, is set to launch in 2011.

Cameron felt the new technology, which could record movies at 10 frames per second,  would help the public better connect with the mission. He met with NASA administrator Charles Bolden in January to discuss the idea.

"He actually was really open to the idea," Cameron told the Pasadena Star. "Our first meeting went very well."

It must have.

NASA thought it would be a good idea too and decided to buy one despite already taking delivery of a custom built 2D version.

According to the Pasadena Star, the San Diego-based Malin Space Science Systems, which is building several of the cameras for Curiosity, is now racing to complete the new add-on.
 

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