MISSION UPDATES | February 26, 2018

Sol 1977: Return of the Drill

Written by Scott Guzewich, Atmospheric Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Sol 1977:  Return of the Drill

Curiosity has returned to its primary mission of drilling rocks on Mars (at "Lake Orcadie") in an attempt to rescue critical science on the Vera Rubin Ridge from the clutches of vile mechanical failures.

Little does Curiosity know about the secrets of martian history written in the Vera Rubin Ridge, but they will soon be unveiled through the new procedure of feed-extended drilling.

When completed, this incredible technique will illuminate martian history and geology for the small band of scientists and engineers struggling to restore drilling to Mars…