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Replica Rover gets workout

June 16, 2014

Xavier Gross, 14, of Uniopolis, drives the replica Mars rover at the Auglaize County Library as Christopher Wright, 7, of Wapakoneta, watches. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)

On a mission to explore Mars, a few local residents experienced what it is like to drive the Mars rover — or a replica, hand held rover, at the Auglaize County District Library on Saturday.

“It moves like a remote control car. It drives the exact same way,”  Education programing specialist Katelyn Poland, with the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. “There’s a camera on top, similar to the actual Mars rover. It transmits a signal that I can pick up here and then it’ll show on the computer screen what it sees.”

For the full story, see the Monday, June 16 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

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