Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 195 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Feeding Chemin

21 February 2013

After taking a break from tactical operations for an MSL science team meeting (and a bit of vacation) last week, I'm back on as SOWG chair for Sol 195 planning. The most exciting part of this plan is "feeding" some of the first drill sample to Chemin. There wasn't much room to add additional science observations to the plan, but we were able to squeeze in a couple of ChemCam LIBS activities. We can't wait to see what Chemin will tell us about the minerals in the drill sample!