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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #225 on: June 16, 2020, 08:48:20 AM »
Last update over a year ago... Curiosity is still roving and is close to 14 miles traveled...

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25046/curiositys-traverse-map-through-sol-2788/?site=msl
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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #226 on: June 16, 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
Still kickin'!

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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #227 on: June 16, 2020, 04:45:05 PM »
Crazy to think that a bit over a year from now, Curiosity's going to have a sibling on the surface with them. Looking forward to the launch of Perseverance next month.
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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #228 on: June 17, 2020, 06:45:59 AM »
Crazy to think that a bit over a year from now, Curiosity's going to have a sibling on the surface with them. Looking forward to the launch of Perseverance next month.

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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #229 on: June 17, 2020, 07:43:31 AM »
Cool article on preparations of the rover for launch. Great explanation of the soil sampling system...

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/16/with-super-clean-sample-tubes-installed-nasas-next-mars-rover-nearly-buttoned-up-for-launch/
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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #230 on: November 10, 2020, 07:46:52 AM »
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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #231 on: December 25, 2020, 08:01:47 AM »
As 2020 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on everything Curiosity has accomplished this (Earth) year. In March, we climbed the Greenheugh pediment, setting mission records for steepest contact science (26.9˚) and steepest climb (32˚) along the way. We also set a mission record for largest elevation change on our way back when we descended 11 meters in a single drive, which project scientist Ashwin Vasavada pointed out to me is the height of a three-story building! We drilled and analyzed six samples of Martian rock, ranking 2020 with 2016 as “Earth year where Curiosity drilled the most.” Over the summer, we performed special wet chemistry experiments on two of those drilled samples, including the first use of tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH), to better understand their composition. Finally, we completed collection of our fourth full meteorological record of Mars when we celebrated our fourth Martian year on the surface. The science team has been working remotely for years, but Curiosity’s engineering team at JPL went fully remote starting in March. I am truly astonished by how much we’ve accomplished operating the rover from our dining room tables and makeshift home offices over the last 41 weeks, and I am so proud of this team.
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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #232 on: March 09, 2021, 07:57:52 AM »
Don't forget about Curiosity. It has stopped at the foot of a cliff and may not move for awhile as this is a pretty cool site...

Link to mission update...
https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission-updates/

Link to interactive map of Curiosity location and travels...
https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/where-is-the-rover/

Link to the raw images. Take a few minutes to explore these...  8)
https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw-images/?order=sol+desc%2Cinstrument_sort+asc%2Csample_type_sort+asc%2C+date_taken+desc&per_page=50&page=0&mission=msl
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Re: Mars Rover Curiosity
« Reply #233 on: April 13, 2021, 07:36:14 AM »
15.55 miles with some serious climbing ahead... interactive map below...

https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/where-is-the-rover/
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