Ron Li chosen as NASA scientist for its Mars Exploration Rover 2003 mission


NASA recently chose Ohio State mapping scientist Ron Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science, as a scientist for its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) 2003 mission. His research team has traveled to the harsh environment of Silver Lake, California several times to test an innovative new mapping and localization system for two robotic rovers the space agency plans to launch in 2003. If all goes well, the six-wheeled rovers will roll out of their landing vehicle and prowl the Martian landscape in 2004.



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