[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)
Message-ID: <201209051845.q85Ijikv016436_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


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
http://1.usa.gov/OWxGIT .

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

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