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Remote Control Robot Breaks Rough Terrain Travel Record, Paves Path For Future Planetary Science Missions

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August 6, 1997
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National Aeronautics And Space Administration
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A hardy traveler named "Nomad" recently set a record by traveling farther than any remotely controlled robot has before over rough territory. The robot's four wheels logged more than 133 miles (215 kilometers) across Chile's rugged Atacama Desert from June 15 to July 31, during a field experiment designed to prepare for future missions to Antarctica, the Moon and Mars.

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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (1997, August 6). Remote Control Robot Breaks Rough Terrain Travel Record, Paves Path For Future Planetary Science Missions. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/08/970806054806.htm
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