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For anyone who would like to know. The mars Rover, puts its L Plates on and took off down the street. And missed all the letter boxes along the way.
Well during that little drive it also did a reverse park. And it looks like it did it better that I did when I did my first one. In the next few days JPL will send it off on its very first long drive, how long is still to be determined.
If you want jump onto Facebook and look for NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover they update it daily.
The other big news in NASA is the Orion project the space craft that will replace the shuttles. A back step to the old Saturn V Rockets and space capsule. NASA now knows it floats, which is properly good considering landing on earth will be in the ocean. NASA did its first drop test yesterday. The Orion was dropped from about three or four metres into a pool it bounced around a lot and then floated.
The lunch vehicle has been put through its test as well. Well its smaller brother was put into the wind tunnel and it seems to fly straight.
Once again go onto facebook and look up NASAs Orion Spacecraft
24-8-2012 (Sorry for the lateness)
NASA tested the wheels control. NASA moved it backwards and forwards. The Rover then took a photo of its own progress.
Also this week the Sample Analysis equipment was tested.
The big news is within only days Rover will begin its first journey to its first test site.