2009-12-14

Spirit Sol 337

"Welcome back to the A-Team," Chris says as I walk in to begin my
first Spirit shift since ... uh ....

It's a stow-and-go sol. The stow takes about five minutes to sequence. As for the go, well, that's another matter. Spirit's in some very complex terrain right now, rocks and slippery sand everywhere. I'd almost forgotten what it's like over here, and it's more like that than it usually is, if you know what I mean. Happily, the check-and-proceed technique I developed for Opportunity proves useful here; we use that trick to help circumnavigate some scary rocks.

The most noteworthy part of the drive is that we increment the site index (a number we have the rover assign to each place it goes) to 100. 100! I'm the only one who seems excited about this.

Well, I can be excited enough for everyone. 100! 100! 100!





Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. As usual, Spirit's got a tough road ahead.

2 comments:

JustinForder said...

100! Just a note to say I've been following these posts since you started, and they are great.

James Canvin said...

Spirit reached site 100 in 337 sols? Wow, it took Oppy till sol 1860! I always knew Spirit was the greatest. ;)