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NASA engineers control device on Mars from home

WNYT Staff
Created: April 16, 2020 01:00 AM

Some NASA employees are working from home, but still having an impact on a planet millions of miles away.

The Mars Curiosity Team is normally based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Southern California.

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Now they're controlling the rover on the red planet from their homes.

The team found it could do its job using multiple video conferences and messaging apps.

Rover operators usually rely on special three-dimensional goggles to help them drive. However, they can only be used with certain computers. So now, researchers are forced to use simple 3-D glasses to view images on their laptops.


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