I'm hosting this week's Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour on Google+. Rather than having a special guest I'll be speaking myself about what's going on with Curiosity, and will leave lots of time to answer people's questions. Join me at 1600 PDT / 2300 UTC at cosmoquest.org/hangouts. I'll embed the video here when we go live; or you can come back to this post after it's over to watch the replay. Feel free to add comments here with questions you'd like me to answer!
Emily Lakdawalla and Fraser Cain talk about the status of the Curiosity mission at about sol 37, with Fraser asking Emily audience questions. At the time, Curiosity was wrapping up the commissioning of its robotic arm with its MAHLI and APXS instruments.
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!