The MARS Truck, operated by LaSPACE at LSU, is a light commercial box truck containing computer controlled telescopes, a portable planetarium, science activity kits/demos, and other equipment and materials to provide astronomy and physics learning experiences to people of all ages.

LaSPACE (the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium) is a member of a nationwide organization that connects NASA to colleges, universities, and other space-related institutions to promote scientific research. The program focuses on workforce development and public outreach to encourage scientific research interests and increase the long-term capabilities of the partner organizations to contribute to NASA’s research and technology Mission Directorates.

The MARS Truck will bring scientific demonstrations and hands-on experiments to provide a learning experience for all ages. Stop by the MARS Truck at the Maker Faire on October 6th to learn something new about space!