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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 704 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Off-Planet Driving Record

Astrogeology News: 29 July 2014

I should have mentioned yesterday that the Opportunity rover recently broke the off-planet driving record that was previously held by the 1973 Lunokhod 2 lunar rover. It will be a long time before…

Sol 168 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Ninth Anniversary

Astrogeology News: 24 January 2013

Today is the 9th anniversary of Opportunity's landing on Mars. Her twin Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, sent her last transmission to Earth in 2010, after over 6 years of successful operation on…

Sol 15 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: New Insight

Astrogeology News: 21 August 2012

The MSL mission continues to go very well, with the first movement of the rover wheels planned for tomorrow. The tactical operations team continues to take on more challenges, planning more and more…