Making a Mars Rover

Mars 2020 build

Open to Public

Type: Special Event

Held on: Jun 18, 2020 (Thu) at 07:00 PM to Jun 18, 2020 (Thu) at 09:00 PM

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Speaker: Dr. Briony Horgan and Armen Toorian


Event Coordinator: John McLaren

We're preparing to launch the Perseverance rover to Mars, but what's involved in getting the Mars 2020 rover mission ready to head to Mars, and how do we prepare for operations once we're there? In this month's show, we'll talk with one of the researchers working on Mars 2020 to get a scientist's perspective on what it's like to develop a Mars rover mission. We'll then transition to hear about how NASA-JPL uses unique testing facilities on Earth for developing Mars rovers — testbeds for mechanical components, software, and even full-size test rovers that roll about our Mars Yard to try out new systems and approaches for landing and operating on Mars.

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