NASA and the European Space Agency have demonstrated the use of an experimental interplanetary internet to communicate with a small rover based in Germany, with commands issued by a U.S. astronaut aboard the International Space Station. The European-led demonstration, carried out in late October by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, serves as a forerunner to planetary rover operations on the moon, Mars or other planetary bodies carried out by the crew of a deep space vessel, or with ...
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