The HiTranslate Project: Making Mars Speak Human

The HiRISE team has created an innovative approach with the HiTranslate Project: a call for volunteers to help translate over 1,300 captioned images into as many languages as possible. We’ve been fortunate to have scores of volunteers help us create versions of our site in ten languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Icelandic, Greek, Russian, and Arabic.

If you are fluent or semi-fluent in any of the above languages, and want to reach out to people who don’t know English very well, we offer you the chance to participate and bring Mars closer to Earth. The HiTranslate Project is the first of its kind for an active NASA mission, so you’re helping to make history.

You can also suggest a language so we can reach even more people.

Contact the HiTranslate Project for additional details and how you can start.

About HiRISE
The HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is the most powerful one of its kind ever sent to another planet. Its high resolution allows us to see Mars like never before, and helps other missions choose a safe spot to land for future exploration.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and is operated by the University of Arizona.