Carrying the best of the human spirit

Carrying the best of the human spirit
Carrying the best of the human spirit This classic ‘promo’ image of the MER model shows a model of the robot field geologist reaching out with her Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT), the instrument she uses to grind into rocks and which features a shield fashioned by metal resurrected from 9/11. In September, the MER ops team at JPL took a “team-building field trip,” as MER Project Manager John Callas described it. The theme was “Innovation in Pasadena” and their first stop: Honeybee Robotics’ in Pasadena for a two-hour tour. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell University

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