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Jet Propulsion Labs Open House

We must be in the right place!

We must be in the right place !

Even scientists have to conserve.

Even scientists have to conserve.

Replica of the Mars rover

Replica of the Mars rover

JPL scientists demonstrate the rover's obstacle climbing ability. Sensors detect an obstacle and raise the wheels.

JPL scientists demonstrate the rover’s obstacle climbing ability. Sensors detect an obstacle and raise the wheels.

The rover can rotate in place by turning the end wheels in opposite directions.

The rover can rotate in place by turning the end wheels in opposite directions.

JPL's Limbed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robot (LEMUR). Robot is designed to walk autonomously and via remote control outside of space craft. It will be able to perform minor repairs. A camera is mounted on a rotating track, allowing it to see in all

JPL’s Limbed Excursion Mechanical Utility Robot (LEMUR). Robot is designed to walk autonomously and via remote control outside of space craft. It will be able to perform minor repairs. A camera is mounted on a rotating track, allowing it to see in all

Close-up of the LEMUR's "feet". Scientists told TG Daily that the feet will probably be coated with "gecko feet" material. The legs have various tools such as screwdrivers, flashlights and the ever useful Sharpie black marker pen.

Close-up of the LEMUR’s "feet". Scientists told TG Daily that the feet will probably be coated with "gecko feet" material. The legs have various tools such as screwdrivers, flashlights and the ever useful Sharpie black marker pen.

Another variation of a LEMUR robot. This one is supposed to climb cliffs

Another variation of a LEMUR robot. This one is supposed to climb cliffs

Meteorites from Mars

Meteorites from Mars

Close-up of a Mars meteorite

Close-up of a Mars meteorite

Armed officers guard the valuable rocks.

Armed officers guard the valuable rocks.