Student Uses NASA Internship to Develop iPhone App to Help Mars Rover

Student Uses NASA Internship to Develop iPhone App to Help Mars Rover

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NASA Rover model Scarecrow-NASARiley Avron recently wrapped up his third internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This summer, the Purdue University sophomore developed a program for NASA engineers to practice driving the Mars Curiosity Rover.

In the days before Avron’s phone app, researchers had to carry a full-size laptop on their arms. Now, with a few finger taps, they can send commands to the test model of the Curiosity rover, which is used for testing outcomes.

(READ the story w/ photo in Indiana Journal and Courier)

Photo: NASA Rover model, Scarecrow
 

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