Sunday, May 15, 2005
One of the two full-size Mars Exploration Rovers in the Mars yard at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Mars yard is an enclosed room built to mimic the terrain on Mars. The yard is used by JPL to test procedures for helping Spirit and Opportunity navigate on Mars. The pictured rover appears to have just left a thick sandy area in the enclosure. JPL is searching for a way to instruct the rover Opportunity escape a sand trap on Mars. Do the tracks in the sand at the Mars yard signal a successful maneuver to come on Mars soon?
Labels: JPL Open House 2005