Spirit Sol 183

In contrast to yesterday's hectic pace, today is pretty relaxed. This is because we're running a diagnostic sequence that was already worked out in the testbed; the sequence runs the drive motors at different rates to gather more information about the wheel problem. All we have to do is change a few minor things and uplink it.

Which leaves me plenty of time to read the BBC article on our project. The news is that NASA is seeking MER funding to continue past the end of the fiscal year (September), when our current funding will run out. (This is not news to us, but I guess it's just been officially announced.) If the funding is approved, we'll have money to keep driving the rovers through late 2005.

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