Monthly Archives: September 2011

The *real* Mars…

Not an awful lot to report. Oppy continues to stare silently at the hole she’s made, taking a break now and again to sneak a glance at the scenery around her. I can’t help wondering when she’ll complete her studies … Continue reading

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Gazing into The Hole…

Oppy shows no sign of moving from in front of “Salisbury”, the exposed plate of light bedrock on the eastern side of Cape York that she rollesd up to over a week ago now. Instead, detailed studies of the interior … Continue reading

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A moment to think…

Oppy isn’t moving at the moment, she’s busy studying that bright rocky outcrop with her scientific instruments, so things have really slowed down. But that’s okay, because today is – I’ve just realised – quite a special day for we … Continue reading

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Views…

Oppy still isn’t moving, but she’s taking – and sharing with us – images of her surroundings, from the mountains on the horizon to the rocks at her feet. And as she’s looking around, she’s being looked AT by the … Continue reading

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You dirty RAT…

Sorry, I couldn’t resist it! :-) I did warn you that things would really, really slow down once Oppy rolled up onto Cape York, didn’t I? Well, they have. After brushing it clean of dust and then drilling into it … Continue reading

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An incredible view…

Hi gang, back from our travels, and ready to update the blog. It looks like Oppy hasn’t actually moved while we’ve been away…at all… so it’s just a matter of catching-up with the images she’s been taking and sending back. … Continue reading

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Taking a look around…

Don’t worry if there are no updates or new posts for the next few days; “Road to Endeavour” will be taking a break until weekend, as real-life intrudes on my reporting on Oppy’s adventures. Things to do, people to see, … Continue reading

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NASA’s 9-11 Tribute

As many people expected, NASA has released an official ‘9-11 Tribute’ image, showing the Stars and Stripes-bearing piece of World Trade Centre metal which is attached to its robot arm. Here it is: I’m sure I’m not the only one … Continue reading

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Wish you were here..?

Another rather beautiful view of the rocks scattered around Odyssey Crater…   And in 3D…

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Remembering

On September 11th 2001 I was up a mountain in Scotland, just outside Fort William, holidaying in the Highlands. I’d taken a cable car to the top, on a misty, rather damp day, but that didn’t matter; despite the less-than-perfect … Continue reading

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