Curiosity update: ‘Good morning, Mars’

0946MR0041570040502005E01_DXXXSol 948, April 6, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: As we started the planning day before sunrise, I was reminded of the first three months of the mission that we spent living on Mars time.   Today is an early “slide sol,” meaning that the planning timeline is shifted 1.5 hours earlier in order to compensate for our downlink and uplink times. Today is also a “tight” planning sol, meaning that the planning timeline is slightly shorter today.  On top of that, we have a very complex set of activities planned for today! [More at link]

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