Ken Herkenhoff is Lead Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Microscopic Imager and also a member of the Curiosity science team.
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Posted 2014/02/04 05:08 CST | 3 comments
While continuing to perform regular wheel health assessments, Curiosity took a sharp right turn and headed for Dingo Gap. On sol 533, they performed a "toe dip" that parked the rover atop the dune with a good view down into the valley.
Posted 2014/01/22 03:38 CST | 1 comment
In the last month, Curiosity put 222 meters on the odometer in 12 short drives, while regularly assessing the wheels for damage. The rover performed touch-and-go analyses of rocks including Oneida and Kodak, and also took some ChemCam RMI mosaics of rocks near the base of Mount Sharp.
Posted 2013/12/19 01:39 CST | 0 comment
Curiosity activities over sols 465 to 487 included monitoring the condition of the wheels; a flight software upgrade; and dumping the Cumberland drill sample. Curiosity put approximately 200 meters on the odometer during this period.