29 – A Teenage Rover (feat. Mike Seibert)

For over 13 years, NASA's Opportunity Rover has been exploring Meridiani Planum on Mars. The determined spacecraft has faced a lot of challenges through its mission, not least of which is continuing to operate in the harsh Martian environment. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mike Seibert joins Jake to talk about all the intricacies of operating a spacecraft another world away. Links Mike's Twitter Account (@mikeseibert) Opportunity's 13th Birthday Video Planetary Society's latest update on Opportunity Breakdown of Curiosity's Sampling Subsystem, which Mike works on now WeMartians music is "RetroFuture", "Electrodoodle" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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