Mission Mars

Updated: Aug 05, 2012 09:08 IST

John Leichty, a robotics engineer with Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory who is also part of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team of rover drivers and scientists, controls a rover in the desert near Baker, California. The team was testing an engineering model of its next generation Mars rover which has been dubbed
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John Leichty, a robotics engineer with Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory who is also part of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team of rover drivers and scientists, controls a rover in the desert near Baker, California. The team was testing an engineering model of its next generation Mars rover which has been dubbed "curiosity". Reuters/Gene Blevins

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