A Martian afternoon with Brian


OK not Mars but the Airbus Defence and Space factory in Stevenage, where for testing rovers they have build a “Mars Yard”.  The about of effort that goes into space engineering I still find astonishing, the yard is lit using lights that match the spectrum of light on the surface of Mars and the sand matches the cohesion and granularity found on Mars.

Spent the afternoon with my friend Brian the Mars rover, So marvellously British that.. an autonomous robot called Brian !

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