The SLOPE Lab is a unique indoor laboratory designed to mimic lunar and planetary surface operations. The lab contains several large soil bins for rover testing, including an adjustable tilt-bed, as well as equipment for evaluating the performance of tires, excavation tools and other vehicle components. Research here helps NASA develop the tools and technologies needed to allow rovers to traverse long distances and explore the surfaces of the Moon and Mars.
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