Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 399: Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Long Shift

19 September 2013

Today is my last shift as SOWG Chair this week. The rover is in a stable position, so we were able to plan lots of contact science for Sol 399, including MAHLI and APXS observations of 5 different targets at Waypoint 1. It's a very complex plan, but we were able to add ChemCam and Mastcam observations of a couple targets before all the arm work. Because the plan is so complex, it was a long shift for the tactical team, lasting until 7 PM!