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NASA Mars Rover Animation Spoof

Status Report From: SpaceRef Interactive, Inc.
Posted: Friday, February 6, 2004

image Editor's note: I got this short animation from someone@nasa.gov. Have a look. It is one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time - much in the tradition of Roadrunner cartoons.

Dan Maas, the creator of the official MER animation, also made this arm spin spoof.

Editor's note: I receved this from a reader:

"I don't know if you can forward this on to Dan Maas or can tell me how to compose his email address, but I wanted to let him know how much he touched my four year old son with his spoof.

We had to show him the animation a half dozen times.

He ran to tell me that the rover went like, [wildly swinging his arm around in a circle] and the wheel came off!

He then proceeded to tell us the real rover didn't do that.

Sorry to say, Dan, but he summed it up by saying it was the "best one yet." -- and he's seen all the animations."

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