NASA Releases Unreal Engine MMO Preview Demo

Last year we learned that NASA was working on an Unreal-engine powered MMO game called Astronaut: Mars, Moon, and Beyond. It's partly a recruitment tool to get the younger generation interested in space exploration and research, much like the aims are with America's Army.

The final version of the NASA MMO isn't out yet, but released this week is Moonbase Alpha as a free preview. You've got nothing to lose, so grab it on Steam if you've always wonder what it'd be like to be a space cadet.

In Moonbase Alpha, you assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Returning from a research expedition, you witness a meteorite impact that cripples the life support capability of the settlement. With precious minutes ticking away, you and your team must repair and replace equipment in order to restore the oxygen production to the settlement.

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  • mattclary
    So, we pretty much have no space program, yet we need to recruit astronauts?
  • geossj5
    fusion777Music is way too epic for what you know is gonna be a slow and steady MMO

    lolll exactly what i was thinking
    but really its a game by NASA the quests will most likely revolve around collecting rock samples
  • danish_2828
    regulasNASA used to be the worlds leader in space exploration and now it is a joke. Their #1 priority under the Obama regime is not space but to reach out to Muslims. I have to ask a common sense question when I read about this, WTF does that have to do with space exploration but what do you expect from the worst president in US history.

    You need to quit watching Fox News it's warping your brain
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  • braneman
    interesting... not enough people want to be astronauts these days.
  • Ciuy
    Yeah, exactly what we need. Its time to take over the Galaxy !!!!!!
  • mlopinto2k1
    That completely freaked me out.