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NASA’s New Moon Robot

December 10, 2008

In this NASA eClips video segment learn about the mobile robot NASA plans to use for future missions to Mars: the All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer, or Athlete. Athlete is a six-legged, wheeled, mobile robot that will serve many different functions for the mission to the moon. Athlete will be used to move the astronauts habitat or capture images to send back to Earth. Each leg will have the ability to be used as tools and so much more! Find out all the functions of Athlete in this Our World video segment! credit: NASA



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