Mars rover: Nasa's Curiosity makes first test drive

23 August 2012

Martian soil on Curiosity's wheels. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

"They're not in any rush – this mission is meant to last for two Earth years," said Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL Earth Sciences), who has been watching every move of the mission. "The first few days are about: is everything in one piece, are the cameras working?" Read: Guardian

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