Meet Curiosity rover's earthbound sibling

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.


        1. “So dark.”
          “Nobody visits.”
          “@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.”

        2. It probably hangs around in bars the whole time pretending to be its famous twin. I’d say it’s doing fine.

  1. 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.

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