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You've no doubt seen some of the incredible "postcards" the Mars Rover has been sending since landing on the Red Planet in early January. Ever wonder how NASA does it? Meet Kobie Boykins, one of the NASA Engineers who helped design and build the Rover. His job is out of this world!
ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra-Terrestrial Explorer) is a large six-legged robotic lunar rover under development by NASA.
The first prototype is greater than 4 meters in diameter with more than 6 m reach, and is designed to be able to both roll and walk for maximum efficiency over a wide range of terrains. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop a multi-purpose system capable of docking or mating with special-purpose devices, including a launchable/releasable grappling hook, refueling stations, excavation implements, and/or special end effectors. The legs have 6 degrees of freedom for generalized robotic manipulation. Each ATHLETE is intended to have a payload capacity of 450 kg, with the capability of docking multiple ATHLETE vehicles together to support larger loads.
The project's goals are:
* Able to move at 10 km/h over terrain similar to that found at the Apollo landing sites
* Climb vertical steps of at least 70% of the maximum stowed dimension of the vehicle
* Climb slopes of 35° on rock and 25° on soft sand
* Be stowed and docked compactly for launch into an annular ring so that many vehicles can be efficiently stacked around a main payload on a single lander
* Self-deploy from compact storage on lunar landers
* Traverse almost any terrain, including vertical rock faces or sandy slopes at the angle of repose by using a launchable/releasable grappling hook
ATHLETE's purpose is to support lunar exploration operations. One hypothetical mission scenario features a mobile manned "base" supported by ATHLETEs, capable of traversing thousands of kilometers and setting down temporarily to study interesting features along the way.
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Exclusive video of Jon Peter Lewis singing his original composition, Its Christmas. For all the JPL fans, this is a rare and intimate glimpse of JPL giving an improptu concert for an audience of two. The outtakes show his genuinely playful nature -- hes the real deal.
Animation of entry/descent/landing sequence of the JPL Mars Science Laboratory, which will launch in fall 2009 and arrive at Mars in October 2010.
At least 5 moons in the Outer Solar System could harbor life, says Dr. Randii Wessen from JPL. He discusses the search for life in the Outer Solar System and beyond.
Literally going where no spacecraft has gone before, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will visit the north polar region of Mars. Scientists hope that these chilly, isolated plains will give up secrets frozen in shallow underground layers of water ice. With its sophisticated suite of laboratory instruments, Phoenix will determine whether this region of Mars could have ever been hospitable to life.
Animation showing the landing of the Mars Polar Lander probe on Mars.
An animation showing the predicted view from the Cassini Saturn orbiter's cameras as it flies by the moon Enceladus on Aug. 11, 2008. This clip shows the first 4 minutes of the flyby in real time. Music: "Enceladus" by Infrared Uforia.