www.planetary.org : Curiosity Cam: Watch Men and Women in White build a Mars rover live!
...Oct. 22, 2010 | 11:33 PDT | 18:33 UTC
By Emily Lakdawalla
This is so cool. Yesterday the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that they have put up a live Web camera on Curiosity, the next Mars rover, as it is being assembled and tested in the clean room, using Ustream. The camera is mounted in the viewing gallery above the clean room and provides video (but no sound; sound's not audible from that viewing gallery). Periodically, they'll have staff on hand to answer questions in the chat room. As I am writing this, there is a veritable pile of bunny-suited engineers working to re-mount the wheels on the rover, lots of discussion in the chat room, and 1400 people viewing. Awesome! Yay for JPL for inviting the public to watch our next Mars explorer get built.
Here is the live feed:
...If you happen to be reading this when the feed is not active, try coming in again a little later; most work will be done from 8:00 a.m. to early evening hours Pasadena time, though sometimes they work quite late in the evening. For those of you who are unlucky in finding live video, I'll repost this bit of fun, which was taken from the same perspective...