Monday, August 6, 2012

Hats Off to the Jet Propulsion Lab and NASA

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The Curiosity Rover has successfully landed on the surface of Mars.  This was a truly incredible piece of robotic engineering. Plaudits to all the people at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, USA, and NASA who were involved in this feat.

See my earlier post (here) to view the incredible landing mission.

Curiosity Rover has a mission life expectancy of 2 years.  If the last NASA rovers (Spirit and Opportunity) are any guide, the design and manufacturing processes are such high quality that a much longer life is possible.

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