NASA Audio File

Text Size

Curiosity Begins Driving at Bradbury Landing
08.22.2012
 
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists have named for the late author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury inspired generations with his stories, including tales of life on Mars

TRT: 00:29
Pete Theisinger, Project Manager
Matt Heverly, Lead Rover Planner

Center Contact - Guy Webster, 818-354-5011
HQ Contact – Dwayne Brown, 202-358-1726
For more information: http://www.nasa.gov/msl
Social Media: @MarsCuriosity


Pete Theisinger, Project Manager

TRT-0:10 “You are looking here today at a very smiley, ecstatic, Project Manager. We have completed 16 Sols on the surface and everything has been going extremely well.”
› Play Now

Matt Heverly, Lead Rover Planner


TRT-0:19  “So I am pleased to report that Curiosity today had her first successful drive on Mars… This drive checkout coupled with yestersols checkout of the steering actuators on sol 15 means that we have a fully functioning mobility system on our rover.”
› Play Now