NASA staff are sending rover commands to Mars from their homes

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  • NASA’s Curiosity rover team is working from home, but still controls the robot’s movements on the Red Planet.
  • Using video conferencing to coordinate, the team plots and plans commands before sending them into space from the comfort of home.
  • The rover is still being as productive as ever, NASA says, and recently drilled for a rock sample using a command sent by NASA employees working remotely.
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When NASA announced that it was forcing as many of its employees as possible to work from home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the agency also mentioned that staff deemed critical to missions would still be allowed access to NASA’s centers and labs.

Controlling the Curiosity rover on Mars is obviously a critical task, so you might be surprised to learn that the Curiosity mission team isn’t actually coming into work these days. Incredibly, the team is doing all of its rover-related work from the comfort of their own homes, controlling the rover remotely without ever leaving the house.

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