Thursday, January 31, 2013

Historic First as Curiosity to Drill 1-31-13

Hey SPace Placers!

Today, 1-31-13,  Curiosity is poised to make history by drilling into Martian rock for the first time ever. It is not known exactly when it will happen but the nuclear rover is all set to go:

The percussion drill in the turret of tools at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been positioned in contact with the rock surface in this image from the rover's front Hazard-Avoidance Camera (Hazcam).

Stay tuned for updates.

Sky Guy in VA

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