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Photo Gallery: Curiosity Rover Makes First Tracks on Mars

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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Photo Gallery: Curiosity Rover Makes First Tracks on Mars


www.wired.com

NASA’s Curiosity rover is finally doing what it was created to do: rove. Following a successful wheel test, the probe moved forward about 9 feet, turned 120 degrees, and backed up a few feet.

Curiosity beamed back some incredible images of its tracks, which tell scientists that the soil is firm, great for mobility, and won’t cause the rover to sink much.

Another link:www.bbc.co.uk...

“We should see smooth sailing ahead of us,” said engineer Matt Heverly, lead rover driver, during a NASA press conference on today.
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Fantastic news! "IT MOVES!"

I still find it amazing that they can control a rover form Earth hey?

So now the rock zap has been completed along with the steering test, it's time to get it's "Rover" on and go on it's merry way.

This is exciting times. I am really looking forward to what it see's. I especially interested to see what NASA attempts to block out! (He says with a complete straight looking face).

Here's to exciting times folks! It's on!

www.wired.com
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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I still wish it was more like AMEE from Red Planet with it's own flying recon drone.

Curiosity has a laser, sure, but AMEE could kick some booty. Ahh, maybe when real-tech catches up with fiction? Maybe?

Don't get me wrong, this is exciting and wonderful to see Curiosity finally on the move. I hope to see her rolling still a long time beyond the projected end of mission date just like the other little rover Opportunity.



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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Excellent to see it on the move, hopefully there will be a lot of science from this giant rover, a monumental achievment for JPL/NASA. On a side note, I wish they had approved the lander mission to Titan instead of Mars one of the most Dynamic bodies in our solar system besides Encladeus and Io



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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Imagine thousands of years from now when some other race other than Humans spy space and see those tracks. We left our mark...

...That is if they are not wiped away by a sand storm.

-SAP-



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 09:52 PM
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I am just fascinated by these....It's amazing how similar the terrain is to Earth! Very similar to the desert.....just awesome. Thanks for sharing...S&F



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Druscilla
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I still wish it was more like AMEE from Red Planet with it's own flying recon drone.

Curiosity has a laser, sure, but AMEE could kick some booty. Ahh, maybe when real-tech catches up with fiction? Maybe?

Don't get me wrong, this is exciting and wonderful to see Curiosity finally on the move. I hope to see her rolling still a long time beyond the projected end of mission date just like the other little rover Opportunity.



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I think you might pasted the wrong link there =)



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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We are on the verge of making HUGE scientific breakthroughs with this rover. For once, money well spent!!!!! Good going NASA!!! OP, thanks for sharing those amazing pictures!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by CaptainBeno


Fantastic news! "IT MOVES!"

I still find it amazing that they can control a rover form Earth hey?

So now the rock zap has been completed along with the steering test, it's time to get it's "Rover" on and go on it's merry way.

This is exciting times. I am really looking forward to what it see's. I especially interested to see what NASA attempts to block out! (He says with a complete straight looking face).

Here's to exciting times folks! It's on!

www.wired.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


Yep, a fascinating comparison: a guy operating a radio remote-controlled car in front of him, & someone in Curiosity Mission Control, watching video feedback all the way from Mars, doing the same thing with the Rover!
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