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1995, p. 90. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES cameras and other sensors. This method proved to be extremely challenging and required a crew that had not only “a knowledge of control techniques and skills, but also definite psychophysical qualities: a capacity for prolonged attention, speed in reaction and in processing information, long-term and current memory, acuteness of vision and hearing . . ”5 Longer lags in communications make this method of operation highly impractical for use beyond the Moon.

The rover is also equipped with a drill to collect core samples up to 5 cm long from rocks and soils. Some 91 rock cores and 13 soil samples can be collected and cached for possible retrieval by a sample-return mission currently scheduled for the 2005 launch opportunity.

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