NASA Taps Apple to Build Next Mars Rover

Ulysse Merou, reporting for Scoopertino:

Searching for organic carbon compounds buried in soil 35 million miles from home? There’s an app for that.

Faced with severe budget cutbacks, NASA has turned to Apple for help with its next Mars lander.

The “iRover” is built upon iPad technology. It offers more features than the Curiosity vehicle currently exploring Mars, yet it will save NASA more than $300 million.

In fact, the new rover itself will only cost NASA $299. It’s the apps that will allow Apple to further enrich itself.

I guess this squashes all the rumors that a TV set was Apple’s next big project.

(via 512px)