posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:23 AM
Well since I know some of the members here are very interested in space exploration I thought I would post up some photos of a actual piece of the
Mars Pathfinder Rover. One of my very close relatives co-owns an aerospace industry machine shops in California. It was always a highlight of going to
see this relative and get to hold such a beautiful precision machined piece from an amazing project. I have also had the pleasure of spending a fair
amount of time around the amazing machine shop and was always fascinated with the awesome CNC mills and such.
On my last visit to California (my birth state) I took some pictures of this wheel with my camera phone and my DSLR, I still have to figure out on
which memory card the real pictures are currently hiding but I will post them when I find them.
For now enjoy these camera phone taken teaser pictures, I hope you all share my fascination with this family trophy of sorts.
Here is a NASA picture of the wheel assembled with the "tread"
I will post better pictures as soon as I can find them (hopefully in the morning if I'm bright eyed and bushy tailed).