NASA ‘Spirit’ Mars rover remote controlled via Java Application

NASA are using a Java Application to plan the movement of the current Rover on the surface of Mars. The app allows them to plan and project the path the Rover should take, by displaying current imagary and allowing the controllers to zoom in/out and pan around within the images.

An online version is available to the public which although does not directly control the Rover, it allows the public to visualize the images and plot paths the same way that the NASA controllers are using the same software.