Curiosity update: ‘Driving into the saddle’

NLB_495148672EDR_F0492902NCAM00270M_Sol 1101, September 10, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The 34-meter drive planned for Sol 1100 placed the rover at the edge of the small plateau, as intended, with a good view of a bright Murray Formation outcrop.  The center of the Murray outcrop is the target of the drive planned for Sol 1101, which will hopefully put the vehicle in position for contact science over the weekend.  Before the drive, ChemCam RMI and Mastcam observations of targets named “Brady” and “Bradley” are planned, both of… [More at link]

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