From Legs To Wheels Webcast Lecture

Mars Science Laboratory

NASA’s next mission to Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory, will be landing with an extremely unusual landing system — a skycrane invented by the mission team specifically to land a large rover in scientifically exciting locations on Mars. But why not use “tried and true” solutions like legs or airbags? This talk will look at the fascinating history and evolution of how the skycrane landing architecture evolved from simple landing legs used on JPL’s Surveyor lunar landers of the 1960s to the current design.

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