This made-for-fun video has the SAM development team using the SAM Reduced Gravity Simulator (RGS) 50 foot track for the first time, testing a single-axis trolley. The next stage of development is the fabrication and test of the gravity-offload rig which will provide variable degrees of reduced gravity simulation in the ultimate Mars yard and terrain park.

Learn more about fabrication of the SAM RGS and the use of reduced gravity simulators at NASA for more than five decades.