Friday, April 30, 2010

James Cameron helps NASA design 3D camera for Mars rover Curiosity

So what do you do after you've made the biggest blockbuster movie on the Planet...? Well, you take those 3-D cameras to another planet, Planet Mars...
James Cameron spoke with and convinced NASA to install 3-D cameras on the next Mars rover, The Curiosity, set to launch in 2011.
The 3D camera was reportedly cut from the rover design previously due to budget concerns, but Cameron convinced NASA to include it. The 3D camera will be installed on the main mast aboard Curiosity. The real mission of the rover is to study the habitability of Mars and whether it can or did support any microbial life.

via slashgear

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