Review of Options for Driving Spirit
Panelists in a video conference on Aug. 7, 2009, reviewed results to date from testing possible maneuvers to use in driving NASA's Mars Rover Spirit away from loose soil where the rover has become embedded. Further testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, is planned before commanding Spirit to begin moving from its current location.
In this image from the review session, JPL engineers Frank Hartman and Jacob Matijevic view a projected map of Spirit's location, informally named "Troy," and nearby features on Mars.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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