NASA Geek – Curiosity Rover Takes a Test Drive

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NASA’s latest Mars rover, Curiosity, passed an agility test by successfully navigating a set of ramps.  Each wheel can maneuver independently, allowing for the flexibility needed to traverse the rocky Martian surface autonomously. Set for launch in late November 2011, the car sized mobile science machine will study Mars for two years or more.

For NASA’s latest article, check out this JPL site.

More pics after the jump.


More NASA Geek – Next Mars Rover is HUGE!

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Wow…  this puppy is HUGE!  Mars rover Curiosity just had it’s wheels installed! Set for launch in late 2011, Curiosity is set to really explore Mars!

NASA page, here.

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