Mars Curiosity Successfully Roves, but Insurance Coverage Status Unknown

Mars Curiosity Rover and Insurance: Does it have any?The Mars Curiosity rover – which has sparked the imaginations of people across the globe, particularly through Twitter – successfully roved 15 feet on the surface of Mars on Wednesday, August 22nd.

However, concern has been raised about Curiosity’s safety. Allegations have been made that the rover has already had one accident, with a Martian.

“I was driving along, minding my own business, when I was hit in the rear by this moon-buggy type thing’ explained the Martian, known as Jyhguhiuglkh. ‘I’ve been promised 100% of the compensation, that’s 100%. I didn’t even know I could claim, or that I had a neck that could get whiplash, until I received a call from them. Apparently my insurer had passed on my details to them.”

“It couldn’t be more important,” said project manager Peter Theisinger at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “We built a rover. So unless the rover roves, we really haven’t accomplished anything … It’s a big moment.”

Mission managers were ecstatic that the $2.5 billion mission went off without a hitch. The rover is scheduled to stay in its new location for a few days, near its touchdown site at Bradbury Landing, before heading off to Mount Sharp, where signs of water were discovered. The trip will take as long as a month and a half.

NASA could not be reached for comment on the status of Curiosity’s insurance. If the rover is uninsured and caused the accident, penalties for it, and for NASA, could be steep.

If you have been in a car accident with an uninsured driver, it is important that you take care of yourself and personally document damages to your vehicle and your health. You may also be entitled to compensation. The experienced lawyers at Strom Law, LLC, can help. We offer free consultations to answer your questions about car accidents and insurance, and we specialize in automobile accident cases. Contact us today. 8032.252.4800.

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Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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