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Real World: Scarab, NASA's Newest Lunar Exploration Rover [Archived]

Real World: Scarab, NASA's Newest Lunar Exploration Rover [Archived]

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Learn about NASA's autonomous rover called Scarab. Scarab was equipped with drills for taking lunar soil samples and special wheels designed by Michelin to optimize ground contact pressure. [Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon and unmanned aerial vehicles to Mars. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: June 22, 2009

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NASA; Scarab; regolith; Michelin; tires; ground contact pressure; resources; moon, NASA eClips, NIA, RealWorld Mathematics, Middle School, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, STEM, Education, Video, David Wettergreen, drill, prospecting, robot,