Monthly Archives: April 2011

More from Scott…

Regular readers of “Road to Endeavour” will already know what a great friend Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell is to this blog. I was priviliged to be shown around parts of JPL by Scott a couple of years ago, including … Continue reading

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A new view of Cape York

Those wonderful, wonderful people in charge of the HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s MRO probe have taken another high resolution image of Cape York, Oppy’s predicted “landfall” site once she has crossed the Meridiani plain and reached the rim of Endeavour … Continue reading

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“Two Views” follow-up

In my previous post I showed two pictures, one of Mars, the other of Ullswater, a lake here in the Cumbrian lake District where Stella and I went camping at the weekend. I just put those two pictures together because … Continue reading

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Two views…

Oppy is now enjoying a fantastic view of the faraway (I might change that to “still-pretty-faraway-but-not-as-faraway-as-they-were”!) hills of Endeavour, as she pushes on towards the giant crater. Here’s a new portrait of the closest section of the crater rim I’ve … Continue reading

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Onto the dark stuff again…

Oppy has now driven across that patch of bright bedrock and is now back on the darker surface of Meridiani, steaming – if a little solar-powered rover can be said to “steam!! – south-eastwards towards her next waypoints, which I … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead…

Now, I don’t have a crystall ball, and Mars loves nothing more than biting the over-confident and over-optimistic backseat rover driver hard on the bum, but I feel fairly confident when I say that, barring some accident or mechanical failure, … Continue reading

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Wide open spaces…

Just a brief update this time – a chance to stand beside Oppy and take in her surroundings… Santa Maria is now far behind Oppy, little more than a rippled, dark line beneath the western horizon. Up ahead, a lot … Continue reading

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