Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

Spirit's got a clear path to Von Braun

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

06-04-2009 18:43 CDT


...or at least Spirit has a clear sight line to Von Braun, and the latest views from the Pancam are pretty awesome. Sadly there's no color data for this view. Von Braun is the pointy bit to the left side of this three-image mosaic. Goddard is the darker slab that tilts off to the left of Von Braun.

Spirit's forward view, sol 1,869

NASA / JPL / Cornell / mosaic by Emily Lakdawalla

Spirit's forward view, sol 1,869
As of sol 1,869, Spirit had rounded the northwest corner of Home Plate and had a good view of the path forward to Von Braun, the peak to the left of this mosaic of three Pancam images.
Actually, I take back my remark above; the lack of color is not so sad. Spirit has better things to do than to sit around snapping picture postcards; the rover is driving, driving, driving, putting more meters on the odometer in the race to get to those fascinating-looking targets while the getting is good. Spirit's drivers are shooting to get the rover there in time to do some good science before autumn returns to Gusev crater. Go Spirit!

See other posts from April 2009


Or read more blog entries about:


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search


Advocate for Space!

Fifteen years ago, Society members and passionate space advocates like you helped save the Pluto mission. Now we can do the same for missions to Europa and Mars.

Join over 27,600 people who have completed their petition and consider a donation to support advocacy efforts.

Sign Our Petition

Featured Images

LightSail-B on the bench
Blue Origin New Shepard after first landing
New Shepard test flight and booster landing
Suni Williams and Doug Hurley in Crew Dragon
More Images

Featured Video

MISSIONS: Dawn In The Asteroid Belt With Marc Rayman

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Selfies to Space!

Take flight with a selfie on LightSail™ in 2016!

Send a Selfie Now

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!