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Hefty rover marks potential next step in exploring space

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 29, 2014

~~<p>A brand-new planetary rover climbed up steps and trekked over large blocks of wood in front of the state Capitol on Friday &mdash; over and over and over again as curious lawmakers, legislative staff and passers-by took turns at the helm of its remote-control panel.</p>
<p>The 750-pound vehicle is the first of its kind to arrive in Hawaii as part of the state's Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, which is working on establishing a village of robots to serve as test subjects for international space exploration technology.</p>
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A brand-new planetary rover climbed up steps and trekked over large blocks of wood in front of the state Capitol on Friday — over and over and over again as curious lawmakers, legislative staff and passers-by took turns at the helm of its remote-control panel.

The 750-pound vehicle is the first of its kind to arrive in Hawaii as part of the state's Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, which is working on establishing a village of robots to serve as test subjects for international space exploration technology. Login for more...



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