Making Tracks on Mars
A Menagerie of Rovers













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The robotic vehicles below are all research or flight rovers developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory over the course of many years.



All photos are courtesy NASA/JPL/Caltech.




























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The Surveyor Lunar Roving Vehicle (SLRV) built for JPL by GM, c. 1965

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The Blue Rover (The SLRV transformed), c. 1986

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Robby: Rover Navigation Testbed, c. 1989

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The Bickler Pantograph: An early high-mobility suspension design, c. 1989

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Tooth: A table-top rover, c. 1990

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Go-For: A self-righting rover, c. 1991

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The Mars Science Microrover, 1992

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Sojourner on the benchtop, 1996

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Two generations of flight rovers: Marie Curie and the Mars Exploration Rover twins

































































































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