"The Curiosity rover's continued mission to explore Gale Crater was singled out as "lack[ing] specific scientific questions to be answered, testable hypotheses, and proposed measurements" in a harsh report by a recent NASA review panel [download the PDF of the full report]."
I love in special this fragment;
The report also criticized the Curiosity mission's leadership for perceived hubris, calling out Project Scientist John Grotzinger for failing to appear in person to answer the panel's inquiries. That, combined with a lack of clarity on the science goals of the extended mission, left the panel "with the impression that the team felt they were too big to fail."
A big thank you for valuing our money invested in this 2mega pixels 3 billion dollars walking camera, that refuses to take detailed pictures or to get closer to mysterious sightings when the public is asking for it, under the pretext of rushing to whatever obscure goals planners might have
Edited by qxcontinuum, 04 September 2014 - 05:27 AM.