In memory of...

In memory of...
In memory of... The cable guard on Opportunity's Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT), built and is operated by Honeybee Robotics is made from metal from the World Trade Center. The view on left shows the American flag affixed to the shields before the instrument was put together. The rover took this image with two different cameras on Sep. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. “I was a grad student at Washington University St. Louis then and working as the MER documentarian,” said MER Deputy Project Scientist Abby Fraeman, of JPL-Caltech. “I still remember almost every detail of that planning day. I was sick with a bad cold and felt really terrible, but had no problem having to stay at work extra late on a Friday to finish the plan. It’s still one of my top five favorite images of the mission because of all it represents.” NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell University / Arizona State University

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