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New Video: Astrogeology 1963-2013: Fifty Years of Exploration

Rpif News: 13 January 2014

A new video, documenting the history of the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, has been posted. The film was created by Kent Wagner and titled, Astrogeology 1963-2013: Fifty Years of Exploration.…

Sol 18 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Speedy Data

Astrogeology News: 24 August 2012

We have received all of the full-size MARDI images of MSL's descent, and they have been combined into a video. Watching this, with the audio from the mission support area dubbed in, brought a tear…

Sol 102 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Driving Again

Astrogeology News: 17 November 2012

I'm back on tactical operations tomorrow as SOWG Chair, so I'm following along with Sol 102 planning to get up to speed after being away at the ChemCam team meeting. The rover drove to a nearby…

Sol 35 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Belly of the Rover

Astrogeology News: 11 September 2012

There were more cheers and applause when MAHLI images of the belly of the rover were displayed. The camera, which can focus at distances from 2 cm to infinity, is working perfectly! It also took…

Sol 103 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Restricted

Astrogeology News: 18 November 2012

Overall, my first shift as SOWG Chair since the transition to remote operations went well. The better tool for sharing video on the web was not working again today, so we had to resort to the…