Now look at an actual robot that NASA is sending to Mars on the Pathfinder mission.
Click here or here for a closer look at Sojourner. Then come back.
How is Sojourner like the rover your designed? How is it different? Type your comparisons in the dialog boxes. (Alternatively, teachers may print the student work sheet in the Teacher background section and have students write their comparisons in that.)
Click to read about the Mars Pathfinder Project. (Then press “back”)
Sojourner can climb over a row of teachers!
Click here to see how Sojourner got its name.
Click here to see a short movie with the rover!Quicktime Movie (787k)