Talking With Curiosity Team

jpl phonecallWe recently had a phone conference call with the Curiosity rover team at JPL, it was neat to connect with some folks outside of the usual Antarctic circles who have an idea of what it’s like to work in such a remote and hostile environment.

JPL’s presentation was really well put together and interesting. I can’t really say the same for our end, but we’ve spent the last several months at the South Pole (vs California), so I suppose we have a good excuse. One of the sections of JPL’s presentation dealt with the time shift that happens due to Mars having a day that’s a bit longer than ours, which is much like the way our satellite connectivity shifts a bit earlier each day.

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And, of course, JPL included one of my favourite photos:
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