Original title: NASA went to Iceland to test space probes to pave the way for a mission to Mars
Located downstream of the Langjokull Glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, and with black basalt sandy soil, wind-eroded dunes and rugged mountains, it was selected as a test site for simulating the surface of Mars.
The test program is called "semi-autonomous debris environment navigation". "This is a very good experiment for simulating Mars exploration and how to operate the rover," said Desriyer, manager of Canadian Space Services, commissioned by NASA to participate in the test.
Reported that the small prototype detection electric vehicle has a white body, with an orange chassis. The rover will continue the Mars mission of the Curiosity rover. Curiosity has been in service since 2012, looking for any signs of ancient life and paving the way for human exploration of Mars.
Experts point out that Iceland in the North Atlantic is a volcanic island, very similar to the surface of Mars.