Friday Video: Mars Curiosity Rover takes first drive, proves out drive mechanisms

The Mars Curiosity Rover took its first drive a couple of days ago. This 2-minute NASA video discusses the successful tests of forward and backward motion and turning. It also briefly discusses the telemetry that NASA scientists and engineers are checking such as drive-wheel currents. A fascinating look at a semi-autonomous embedded system being operated 14 light-minutes away. Think about that while you watch the video.


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