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Blast Off With These Amazing Nasa Robots!

By Vadim Newquist Feb 25, 2013

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Athlete

The All-Terrain Hex-Legged Extra-Terrestrial Explorer, known as ATHLETE, is a six-legged robotic lunar rover under development by NASA. ATHLETE is capable of rolling over undulating terrain. The vehicle can "walk" over extremely rough or steep terrain, so robotic or human missions on the surface of the moon can load, transport, manipulate and deposit payloads to most any desired sites of interest

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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