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Exploration Imagery
Tests conducted for NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies (RATS)
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JSC2008-E-137763 (18-31 Oct. 2008) --- During tests conducted for NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies (RATS) at Black Point Lava Flow in Arizona, engineers, geologists and astronauts gathered to test two configurations of NASA's newest lunar rover prototype. Astronaut Rex Walheim holds up a rock sample while his helmet camera documents the find. In the background is the unpressurized version of the rover, which would require crew members to wear pressurized spacesuits while driving it on the moon. Ames Research Center geologist Pascal Lee waits in one of the vehicle's two driving turrets, while the second one awaits Walheim's return. Photo Credit: NASA

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