Sunday, November 16, 2008

Solar System Tour Guide

This 28 minute video is from "Serious Play," a conference held at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California this past May. The speaker in this case was Dr. Charles Elachi, director of the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As JPL's director (and in previous positions), he has had a lot of involvement with planetary exploration, and he devotes most of his talk to Mars missions, including the Mars Rovers, Phoenix (which would launch a few weeks after he gave this talk), and the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory. There are some good simulation segments in the presentation, as well as a bit of humor.

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