Press Release

Futuristic Athlete, Ancient Hero

By SpaceRef Editor
August 9, 2007
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What do a futuristic athlete and a mythical Greek hero have in common? Both are featured in new JPL web videos. The six-legged Athlete rover may one day explore the moon. Meet the rover and one of its engineers in an online video at

Also playing, the latest “What’s Up,” highlighting the upcoming Perseid meteor shower that will brighten the early morning sky on Monday, Aug. 13. The cosmic fireworks appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus, named after the mythical Greek hero. Find out where to look and when at

You can also subscribe to JPL’s podcast feed to receive all JPL video and audio features.

SpaceRef staff editor.