NASA Considers Curiosity's First Exploration Target

By Frank Morring, Jr., Guy Norris .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

As the sky-crane descent-stage hovered over the landing site, lowering the rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars on cables, its thrusters blasted deep enough to give investigators an unexpected chance to look all the way down to bedrock. But the excavation zone is also giving mission planners pause as they consider where Curiosity should start its exploration ...

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