Monday, August 2, 2010

Help NASA By Casting Your Vote

Calling all planetary analog fans! Cast your vote and help NASA decide which sites to visit in the upcoming Desert RATS lunar analog field test. This project is over-the-top cool. Have you *seen* their vehicles? Take a look at ATHLETE, the All-Terrain Hex Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer. I really wish I had one. Except mine would be weaponized, and have a suite of countermeasures. And be amphibious like James Bond's Lotus in The Spy Who Loved Me....Not very Googley, but fairly effective for commuting in the Bay Area.

But back to NASA. Check out the GigaPan images of the test site, and tell NASA where you think they should visit. Details below, and happy exploring!
Vote Now: Help NASA Decide Where To Explore!

In September 2010, NASA will be simulating a lunar mission in northern Arizona. Astronauts will drive the "Space Exploration Vehicle" ( to explore and do geology field work. NASA has taken two GigaPan ( panoramic images of the test site. You can look at these images and vote to help NASA decide which location to visit. The location that receives the most votes will be incorporated into the mission plan and astronauts will go there in the SEV to perform field geology and collect rock samples.

To cast your vote, please visit:

Voting ends on Sunday, August 8, 2010.

NASA press release:


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