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Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:01 AM

Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars


www.nasa.gov said:

PASADENA, Calif. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove twice as far on July 21 as on any other day of the mission so far: 109.7 yards (100.3 meters).

The length of the drive took advantage of starting the 340th Martian day, or sol, of the mission from a location with an unusually good view for rover engineers to plan a safe path. In weeks to come, the rover team plans to begin using "autonav" capability for the rover to autonomously navigate a path for itself, which could make such long drives more frequent.


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