First, Curiosity landed on Mars in the “7 minutes of terror” in 2012. In February 2021, its sister “Perseverance” landed on our neighboring planet as the second large, moving laboratory. They were preceded by several much smaller rovers. How is it that we can drive and now even fly on an alien planet?
Perseverance, which is hard to pronounce, was even harder to recreate. Accompany me on a 5 month journey, from a spontaneous idea to the (non)purchase of plutonium to the sandbox in front of the house.
In the lecture 2 and a half Rover on FedCon 32 I would like to tell you about the creation of my own Mars rover, which rovers NASA has brought to Mars so far and what they can do.
Five NASA rovers have already made it to Mars. And even the Chinese are digging their wheels into the Martian dust while Ingenuity is stirring it up.
But it all started with a wheel…