Mars rover Curiosity begins driving at Bradbury landing

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 15:00 in Astronomy & Space

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists announced Aug. 22 they have named for the late author Ray Bradbury. Making its first movement on the Martian surface, Curiosity's drive combined forward, turn and reverse segments. This placed the rover roughly 20 feet (6 meters) from the spot where it landed 16 days ago.

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