Tom Scott

How To Not Break A Mars Rover

The Mars Yard, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is one of the closest simulations of Mars that we’ve got. Admittedly, there’s a bit more atmosphere and gravity, but it’s the only way to test what might happen before sending commands to a rover that’s light-minutes away.

More about the Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity Rover: — and thanks to everyone at JPL who helped make this video possible!

Behind the scenes on the Park Bench with Matt:

Camera and audio mix: Matt Gray
Edited by: Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin

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