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A.J.S. Rayl

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10 Years A Roving: A.J.S. Rayl on the Mars Exploration Rovers

12/23/2013 | 53:17
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What a long, wonderful trip it has been for Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rovers. Planetary Society reporter A.J.S. Rayl has been writing about their adventure every month for ten years. She looks back on this week’s show.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Logs Sol 4000, Digs Spirit of St. Louis Crater

Posted 2015/05/05 09:20 CDT | 2 comments

After investigating some flat, light and dark toned rocks around Spirit of St. Louis Crater in April, Opportunity chalked up another milestone achievement – the 4000th sol or Martian day of surface operations.

Mars Exploration Rovers Special Update: MERathon Celebrates Opportunity's Marathon

Posted 2015/05/01 10:06 CDT | 0 comment

MER mission ops team members joined other engineers and scientists, some who previously worked on the MER mission, to take on the challenge of a relay marathon to celebrate Opportunity's milestone achievement.

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Finishes First Marathon on Another Planet and Roves On

Posted 2015/04/02 09:37 CDT | 0 comment

On March 24, 2015, after spending several weeks investigating some new rock types along the western rim of Endeavour Crater, Opportunity roved past 42.2 kilometers (26.2 miles) and put the first off-Earth marathon in her rear view mirror, driving the Mars Exploration Rovers mission back into the space history books.

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