While surfing the nets the other day I came across this video. What I find really cool about this whole project, besides all the engineering feats that had to be overcome just to land this rover on Mars, is the fact that the rover itself is about the size of a VW Beatles. That’s huge! That’s huge especially when you consider the fact that  Spirit and  Opportunity were considerable smaller. Throw into the mix the fact that they want to land this rover in between a mountain and the edge of a crater, deep down in one of the lowest points on the Martian surface, and the risk being taken becomes clear.

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