NASA Goes Back to Chainmail for New Rover Tires

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  1. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    NASA noticed that the Curiosity has been wearing out tires over it's mission life and decided it was time to do something about it so they looked at some old school chainmail and found that it might make a good material to resist damage. After looking at their video I would say NASA might be right.

    Watch the video here.
     
  2. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    Just make sure it's stainless.

    After all, it is called the Red Planet for a reason. :cool:
     
  3. DrBorg

    DrBorg Gawd

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    Looking at how the wheels disintegrated, I wondered if they ran them thru gallium or something.
     
  4. ccmfreak2

    ccmfreak2 Limp Gawd

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    Montu, you've got to stop sharing videos with random starting points in the middle - or in this case, at the very end - of the video. Just post the link, not the link with the time stamp. Every single video you've shared today has had a random, insignificant starting point when we click play on the homepage. I like your content, but viewing your video shares is... frustrating.
     
  5. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    By right clicking a youtube video you have a choice of "copy video url" and that's the one you want, not the "copy video url at current time".
     
  6. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    At least this is proof he watches the videos or at least half. ha!
     
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  7. MV75

    MV75 [H]ard|Gawd

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    So I was the only one thinking they were doing spam emails to raise funds for new tyres?
     
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  8. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Gotcha. I didn't realize I was cutting them off like that. I'll improve it from now on. Thanks for the constructive input.
     
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    Hailwood [H]Lite

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    This is pretty common for severe service applications like mining already. Still neat to see them use a simple, existing solution to their problem.
     
  10. GT98

    GT98 [H]ard|Gawd

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    not exactly new tech...the Lunar rover was using this style of tires in the late 1960s

    [​IMG]
     
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