Friday, September 7, 2012

Rover Completes Longest Drive Yet

Rover Completes Longest Drive Yet

Curiosity completed a drive of 100 feet (30.5 meters) during the mission's Sol 29, on Sept. 4, 2012, traveling southeastward with a dogleg move partway through the drive to skirt some sand. This was the mission's longest drive so far and brought total driving distance to 358 feet (109 meters).

A Navigation Camera image with a wheel track from the Sol 29 drive is in the mission's collection of raw images, at .

Curiosity continues to work in good health. Sol 29, in Mars local mean solar time at Gale Crater, ended at 2:37 a.m. Sept. 5, PDT.

Source: NASA

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