Oh to Be Boring on Mars SpaceDaily

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology Inc. (NORCAT) today demonstrated Canadian drilling technology that could be used in a future mission to collect samples on Mars. NORCAT is conducting a feasibility study for the Canadian Space Agency on how Canadian expertise in mining could play a role in exploring the red planet. “NORCAT is a multiple success story in applied innovation. Not only has it developed a new robotics mining technology which will allow for safer operations underground but it has gone further to pioneer a drilling platform for Mars exploration,” said Minister of Industry Allan Rock.