View Full Version : Curiosity Rover Takes First Test Drive

2010-Jul-25, 11:40 PM
Even though there were no wheelies or skid marks, it was an exciting day for the teams working on the next Mars rover. The Mars Curiosity rover (or the Mars Science Laboratory) took its first short drive in the JPL clean room where it is being built. This video was captured from live broadcast on [...]

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2010-Jul-26, 12:15 AM
It's interesting how the first rovers, Lunokhod 1 & 2, were quite big, about this size in fact. The first Mars rover, Sojourner was tiny, and now they've started growing again, as exemplified by Curiosity .