NASA's robotic snake for space exploration; the glaciers of Alberta as a training facility

By: 600011 On: Nov 27, 2023, 3:42 PM

The glaciers of Alberta are becoming a testing ground for robotic snakes being trained by NASA handlers for a future space voyage. In Jasper National Park, a snake-shaped robot is being tested. The Exobiology Extensive Life Surveyor (EELS) is a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) project. A few weeks of testing on Alberta's huge Columbia Icefield's Athabasca Glacier. One day, the robotic snake will crawl around distant worlds looking for signs of life. EELS is a modular system. Screw-like rings adorn cylindrical parts. It has the ability to crawl like a snake.