In Pictures: NASA Mars Curiosity mission madness

A quick look at the NASA Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity rover mission

Riley Avron, Purdue University electrical engineering student and summer intern working with the Mars Science Laboratory mission, shows an Apple iPhone app which he created to control and simulate the movements of the Scarecrow Mars rover at the Mars Yard. The Scarecrow rover is an engineering model of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover which weighs less than the actual model to compensate for the difference in Mars' gravitational pull for testing on Earth.

Photo Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters

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