Maas Digital created this dramatic, scientifically accurate computer animation to illustrate NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
Maas Digital's original Mars Rover video, plus six more minutes of original animation, are featured in Mars Dead or Alive, a PBS NOVA documentary. The entire NOVA program can be seen on-line at this link.
From Cornell's Athena website:
A play-by-play explanation of what's happening in the video
A high-resolution desktop image
Gulf Times (Qatar):
Article & interview about Dan's presentation of the video in Doha, Qatar
An interview with Dan Maas
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Animation by Dan Maas/Maas Digital LLC. © 2002 Cornell University. All rights reserved. This work was performed for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, sponsored by the United States Government under Prime Contract #NAS7-1407 between the California Institute of Technology and NASA. Copyright and other rights in the design drawings of the Mars Exploration Rover are held by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) / Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Use of the MER design has been provided to Cornell University courtesy of NASA, JPL, and Caltech.