First Mode delivers measuring gizmo for Mars mission

On April 15, First Mode delivered the 3-D goniometer to Western Washington’s Mars Lab in Bellingham, Washington where it will be used in connection with NASA’s Perseverance rover mission.

Learn more in an article by Geekwire’s Alan Boyle:

The 3-foot-wide contraption that was built in First Mode’s Seattle workshop looks like something from a science-fiction movie, complete with spinning cogwheels and a flashing light beam — and it really does have an out-of-this-world purpose: helping scientists interpret readings from Mars.

Even the word that describes the gizmo has a sci-fi sound: “goniometer.”

Further reading about the goniometer:

A Better Understanding of The Surface of Mars, Thanks to the Goniometer

Press Release: First Mode and Western Washington University Announce NASA Contract to Develop Geological Research Technology

Funny Name, Serious Science: The Goniometer

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