Friday, July 18, 2008

Carnegie Mellon University rover

Here's a view of a rover being debugged and prepped for Spaceward Bound usage by the Carnegie Mellon University group pictured below. 

One week to Axel

Geoff Hammond and Robert Palassou were at
NASA's Ames Research Center the week of July 7
meeting with Chris McKay, principal investigator of the Spaceward Bound team, observing construction of a rover for use in the Arctic by a group from Carnegie Mellon University, attending astrobiology lectures, and researching methods to best share the Spaceward Bound experience with teachers and students from all over the world.  They will develop educational activities from Axel and share them virtually via the open-source websites.