NASA’s Mars Rover Back In Drilling Business

Credit: Curiosity: NASA
PASADENA, California—NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has resumed drilling rock after more than a year’s hiatus while engineers developed and tested an alternative method to operate the drill after it was sidelined by a mechanical problem in 2016. The revamped technique, known as feed extended drilling...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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