Jan 19

Tottori Sand Dunes Hoping to Become Space Tech Hub

A research base for lunar exploration is taking shape at the Tottori Sand Dunes, a popular tourist destination in Tottori Prefecture with an environment said to be similar to the surface of the moon.

Lunar experience tours utilizing augmented reality technology were launched at the dunes last November, and the prefectural government is eager to attract other space-related companies and research institutes in the future.

During a night tour in October last year, visitors wearing goggles looked up at the starry sky over the Tottori Sand Dunes and saw what appeared to be a spaceship slowly descending. …

Source: The Japan News

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