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Mars analog

6 August 2009 16:00

The Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition ( AMASE) is staying in Ny-Ålesund to test equipment for a future mission to Mars.
The mission will focus on the search for extra terrestrial life. The group is testing payloads which analyse minerals and gasses. Today they were testing a rover, which is similar to one which is at the moment moving on Mars. The driver of this vehicle on Mars was now commanding it on a field at the end of the runway.
It was interesting to see this. Slow but exact movements by the rover and the arm.
The scientists have chosen a stone which is the present target and the rover needs to make a close up picture and than take the stone into the sciencelab on board.

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