Rob Beschizza at 2:55 pm Thu, Jan 31, 2013
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Photo: Glenn Fleishman
Go and check out Glenn Fleishman's fantastic set of photos from the Jet Propulsion Lab's sandbox, where the scientists get to hang out and play with one of Curiosity rover's siblings.
Buckets of ground clearance.
The “Duh, I already knew that” Rover.
They should give this rover a twitter account too. Think of the enui!
Of course the glory hog has a twitter account. I was referring to the poor sibling. :P
“@MarsCuriosity:twitter Hey bro what’s happening. Great down here. Lots of gravity.”
“Taken out for a ride today. Wheeee! Mars Yard is fun. Loaded back on trailer. Locked away. Lights out.”
“Haven’t seen anyone in weeks. Mission over?”
“Scott visited. He’s the only one who ever visits when there isn’t a problem.”
“I’d be less lonely on Mars.”
“Another patch test today, n0 problem5 so far…”
It probably hangs around in bars the whole time pretending to be its famous twin. I’d say it’s doing fine.
We’re going to get drive thru.
I really want to know if this one is nuclear powered too.
I guess I shouldda knowed, but I had no idea they were that big.
I envisioned it being about the size of a Radio Flyer wagon.
“Mini Cooper” was the metric of choice in the media coverage of the landing.
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