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UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

A potential Martian soil simulant at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is being prepared for a soil strength test, or a bevemeter test, in a rolling wheel dynamometer to measure its mechanical properties.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 3, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space travel is often related back to astronauts and spaceships, but people often forget all of the l...