The Vision for Space Exploration
The Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17 proved how valuable a rover could be to expanding the scope of the lunar mission and increased the level of scientific discovery this made possible. The Martian rovers Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity proved that exploration of distant planets by robotic rovers could be of immense benefit, discovering the former presence of liquid water and how that presence influenced the formation of Mars’ surface features. The Mars Science Laboratory holds the promise of discovering possible microbial life. Rovers, both robotic and human-driven, have proven their worth in the exploration of the Moon and Mars.
KeywordsSpace Exploration International Space Station Lunar Surface Launch Vehicle Mars Science Laboratory
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