Geeking Science: Percussive Maintenance

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Ever work with clumpy soil? Know how hard it is to get your shovel out?

Now imagine if the shovel is 100 million miles away on the Mars Lander.

Sometimes, the only fix is a percussive maintenance.

Robitzski, Dan. “NASA Fixes Mars Lander by Telling It to Hit Itself with a Shovel.” The Byte. 2020 March 18. (last viewed 4/6/2022)