08/10/2012

Martian Lab Made in Manhattan

Curiosity carries one of the most “complicated instruments ever to land on the surface of another planet,” according to NASA. The rover’s  “Sample Analysis at Mars”—which can take dirt and crushed rock from the Red Planet and analyze those samples for indicators of alien life—was partly built in the Big Apple by Honeybee Robotics. Flora Lichtman got a tour of the facility.

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Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.