Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 620 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Drill Hole Completed

6 May 2014

I was SOWG Chair early last week, when we planned the mini drill hole. This complex operation required many hours for the tactical team to plan and review, so I was pretty exhausted when we were done. I've also had a lot of other business and personal work to do, so it's been difficult for me to blog lately. The big news today is that the full drill hole was successfully completed! The next steps will be to drop of samples of the new material to CheMin and SAM.