Today, I'm celebrating my 11th landiversary! 🥳In this last year, Iíve surpassed 30km, spotted another meteorite, entered a new quadrant, and encountered my toughest climb yet.I've got more science-ing to do - so here's to more exploring on the Red Planet!
1. Those wheels actually look pretty damned good for 11 years and 30km.
Quote from: ZuluLima on 08/06/2023 02:43 am1. Those wheels actually look pretty damned good for 11 years and 30km.I thought so myself until I saw the video that came with those pictures
It's not so bad when you remember that a large part of that damage happened in its second year on Mars. Once NASA figured out how to spot and avoid dangerous (to the wheels) terrain, the rate of damage accrual went way down. A few holes and broken grousers aside, the wheels are in decent shape all things considered.
4,000 glorious solsWhen I landed on Mars in 2012, I set off to find out if the planet was habitable to ancient microscopic life. After completing my prime mission in 2014, Iím still going strong at 4,000 sols on the Red Planet!And Iím not done yet:
Nice view of Jezero all the way from Gale crater!
Hey look Ė Iím a sundial!Ok, not exactly, but I did get a sol to enjoy my surroundings. During solar conjunction, I used my hazard cameras to study the Martian weather and dust. As this Earth year comes to an end, I hope youíll take the time to soak in whatís around you.