Mars Rover, Quicktime.
January 17, 2004 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Next Best Thing to Being There. A Quicktime Mars Rover Simulation.
posted by kozad (8 comments total)
Hi quality video 320MB (requires MPEG-2 and AC-3 decoders to play) available here.
You will need BitTorrent (I recommend Azureus).
posted by MzB at 9:31 AM on January 17, 2004

when it's done downloading, I'll make a comment about it.
posted by Busithoth at 10:06 AM on January 17, 2004

this is one cool video. although the best part is the flight to the mars. not rover itself, i think.
posted by heimchen at 10:24 AM on January 17, 2004

Flecktones in space!
posted by Fupped Duck at 11:38 AM on January 17, 2004

somebody liked American Beauty.
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:19 PM on January 17, 2004

that first band was the flecktones?

god... terrible... that guys pretty popular too.

sounds like a Saved by the Bell interlude.
posted by Satapher at 1:22 AM on January 18, 2004

The thing that strikes me is how many moving parts (and potential for failure, therefore) the robot actually has. Somehow, I think NASA could learn a thing or two from these guys: Robot Wars
posted by hypnorich at 7:14 PM on January 18, 2004

They make nice use of imaginary cameras in the video, adding jitter and blur and smooth pans to give a more "real" feel to it -- a nice touch.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 4:54 PM on January 19, 2004

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