Entering Victoria Crater

Entering Victoria Crater
Entering Victoria Crater By September 2007, Opportunity had shaken off the dust from the planet-circling storm just a couple months earlier as best she could and was ready to begin her detailed study inside Victoria Crater. “The most stressful, memorable moment was on the rover’s Sol 1291 (September 11, 2007) when we did the toe-dip into Victoria,” said Rover Planner Paolo Bellutta, who had been assigned the tasks of defining and charting the best entry and egress points. Although he was nervous, the rover cruised in and around Victoria—and out again. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU

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