Saturday, January 03, 2004

Mars attacked

About 20 minutes ago, the 'Spirit' rover landed successfully on Mars, and it's even right-side up. (Woot!) You can follow the progress of the mission here. Even cooler, NASA has released Maestro, a free downloadable public version of the software that scientists at JPL use to operate the Mars Exploration Rovers. Now if only I could hack it to let me drive the rover...

This rover, 'Spirit', has a twin named 'Opportunity' that is scheduled to land on 24 January. Keep your fingers crossed.

BTW I am getting this information by watching NASA_TV online... you can get the stream here.