Casual Friday — lunar ATHLETE

An interesting video tour of ATHLETE — a rover concept for the moon that’s currently under development at JPL:

If you’re interested, JPL has more on ATHLETE here. HT to Gizmodo

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2 Responses to Casual Friday — lunar ATHLETE

  1. PhilDS says:

    Wow, great engineering. The fact that the wheel struts can also be used as manipulators is cool lateral thinking. I hope that the concept gets the go ahead and a couple of these can roam the moon quite soon.

    P.S. Sam, have a great 2008.

  2. Sam Wise says:


    Thanks — have a happy new year yourself!

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