A Portal Into Space

Mojave Desert + Mars Rover = Awesome

This week, NASA practiced with a model of a new Mars rover over at the Mojave Desert in California. The rover is called Curiosity and will be landing on August 5, 2012. The model is basically the same as Curiosity but weighs about the same as Curiosity will on Mars. This will help train the future operators of the rover. The rover was built at The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. 


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