[meteorite-list] Curiosity Rover Completes Longest Drive Yet
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:45:44 -0700 (PDT)
Rover Completes Longest Drive Yet
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
September 5, 2012
Curiosity completed a drive of 100 feet (30.5 meters) during
the mission's Sol 29, on Sept. 4, 2012, traveling southeastward
with a dogleg move partway through the drive to skirt some sand.
This was the mission's longest drive so far and brought total
driving distance to 358 feet (109 meters).
A Navigation Camera image with a wheel track from the Sol 29
drive is in the mission's collection of raw images, at
Curiosity continues to work in good health. Sol 29, in Mars
local mean solar time at Gale Crater, ended at 2:37 a.m.
Sept. 5, PDT.
Received on Wed 05 Sep 2012 02:45:44 PM PDT