The Thirty Minute Blogger

Exploring Books and the Writer's Life, Faith and Works, Culture and Pop Culture, Space Science and Science Fiction, Technology and Nostalgia, Parenting and Childhood, Health: Physical and Emotional ... All Under the Iron Hands of the Clock and That 30 Minute Deadline

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Curiosity Views Its Future Course

Photo courtesy of NASA by way of Mars.
Here is a portion of a photo mosaic taken from Curiosity's mast camera. Shown in the foreground are the rocks that will become Curiosity's first targets. Further back are the dunes and then the rising strata of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination.

Curiosity has had a successful download of data that readies the rover for travel, what NASA has called its "brain transplant." (If only it were so easy for the rest of us to upload new information in our lives.) This nuclear powered, laser armed, chemistry lab should be on the move next week. Good luck to all the NASA rover team members as your baby leaves the nest and hits the rocky roads of Mars!

If you like what you read here, you can support this blog (don't let me go it alone here): You can order a copy of the children's book Michael and the New Baby directly from Old Line Publishing at:

No comments: