The Mars Yard, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is one of the closest simulations of Mars that we've got. Admittedly, there's a bit more atmosphere and gravity, but it's the only way to test what might happen before sending commands to a rover that's light-minutes away.
More about the Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity Rover: https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/ -- and thanks to everyone at JPL who helped make this video possible!
Behind the scenes on the Park Bench with Matt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugqyW2xUeu4
Camera and audio mix: Matt Gray http://www.mattg.co.uk
Edited by: Michelle Martin @mrsmmartin
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