Simulating a rocket ride to Mars
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Simulating a rocket ride to Mars

This video shows a model of Europe's upcoming Mars rover being shaken to simulate the violent first few minutes of flight on leaving the launch pad. ExoMars, as it is known, is a joint project with Russia to put a mobile laboratory on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021. The hi-tech rover will look for signs of past or present life. This test was conducted at an Airbus factory in Toulouse, France.

  • 19 Jun 2018