Garmin sports Tech on Mars – Seriously!
I’d missed this story from last month.
Garmin’s Z82 range finder is used in golf to accurately measure distances to hazards and the pin. That same Garmin tech is in the Mars Ingenuity Helicopter which recently launched a couple of times as a key part of the Mars 2020 Mission.
It’s not quite the same as Elon Musk getting mankind back to the moon (maybe) but I guess Garmin has got their tech further away from Earth than Mr Musk has so far managed.
Garmin was part of the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. The LIDAR system found in the Approach Z82 Golf Laser Range Finder & other Garmin products was used to measure the distance from the #MarsHelicopter to the surface of Mars. We’re Martians now! pic.twitter.com/M8a6sgapdn
— Garmin (@Garmin) April 19, 2021