robotic life on mars

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November 20, 2007

Quote of the Moment
"While you can, do."
--Charles J. Peterman Jr., 1934-2007, RIP. (That is the sadness I've been obliquely referring to as of late.)

Link of the Moment
Interview with a Mars Robot driver, the "best job on 2 worlds". Amazing how cautious they have to be, like walking on interplanetary eggshells.

It made me realize that Spirit and Opportunity are bigger ("the size of a golf cart") than I realized. I found this page of specs with this photo that illustrated how I was probably thinking of them as "Sojourner" sized, but the earlier probe was quite a bit smaller.