Orbiting astronaut controls robot on Earth, testing feasibility of CU-Boulder project on far side of the moon
University of Colorado Boulder said:
When astronaut Chris Cassidy used a Space Station computer to pilot the robot across a mock lunar surface at NASA’s Ames Research Center on June 17, he demonstrated for the first time that an astronaut in an orbiting spacecraft could successfully control a robot in real time on a planetary surface. The technique could have future applications for humans visiting Mars, an asteroid or the moon.
Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 13 September 2013 - 02:14 PM.