NASA Testing K9 Rover In Granite Quarry For Future Missions SpaceDaily

NASA scientists and engineers are testing new technologies using the K9 rover in a granite quarry near Watsonville, Calif., in preparation for future missions to Mars. The demonstration will be conducted at Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry Site in Aromas, Calif. Scientists chose the quarry site for the field experiment and to test its autonomous operational capabilities in a remote, non-vegetated location.