Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Science: Curiosity Tally Ho!

Curiosity's first joy ride 

Curiosity took her first test drive today, moving forward 15 feet then rotating 120 degrees and returning 8 feet.  Curiosity is now approximately 20 feet from her landing site which has been named Bradbury Landing in honor of the late great science fiction writer Ray Bradbury.  

Marks on either side of the rover's tracks were left by the sky crane as it lowered Curiosity to the Martian surface.

More details here on Curiosity's Mission page.