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Sol 392-396 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Waypoint 1

Astrogeology News: 13 September 2013

The rover is in position to deploy the arm instruments on outcrops at Waypoint 1, so the weekend plan includes lots of APXS and MAHLI observations. So many contact and remote sensing observations…

A Mars Marathon!

Astrogeology News: 24 March 2015

By Lauren Edgar With the drive on Sol 3968, Opportunity has traveled more than a marathon’s distance on the surface of Mars!  This is the first time that any spacecraft has exceeded the…

Sol 29 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Check-in with Opportunity

Astrogeology News: 7 September 2012

I was planning to stay on "Mars time" while in Flagstaff this week, but it would have meant less time with my family, so I haven't been sleeping very late. This has allowed me to call in to Mars…

Sol 51 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Back in Flagstaff

Astrogeology News: 27 September 2012

I haven't been following the MSL mission for the last couple days, traveling back to Flagstaff to give a talk about Mars rovers for the Flagstaff Festival of Science today at Lowell Observatory.…

Sol 520 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: No Rest for the Rover

Astrogeology News: 22 January 2014

Another drive was planned on Monday, despite the federal holiday, and it went well. The images taken after that drive were used to plan targeted remote sensing (Mastcam and ChemCam) on rocks…