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NASA Mars Rover Animation Spoof

By SpaceRef Editor
February 6, 2004
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NASA Mars Rover Animation Spoof

Editor’s note: I got this short animation from 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.”

SpaceRef staff editor.