[FPSPACE] Re: The defining image of the Mars Rovers mission

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Thu Oct 14 19:58:26 EDT 2004


I don't think the image was chosen so much for being the most spectacular of the rover images, but because of its representational value summing up the mission.  Those hills in the distance are part of the rim of Gusev crater, 80 kilometers away.

Larry


Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 12:54:39 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
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From: LARRY KLAES <ljk4 at msn.com<mailto:ljk4 at msn.com>>
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This image from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit was shown at Cornell on September 30, 2004, about one week before its official unveiling.  During his lecture titled "Roving on Mars", Jim Bell called it the "defining image of the mission."

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That's a nice image, but haven't there been some more spectacular ones?

What I would love to see is a low-angle from the front shot of the rover sailing over the edge of a sand dune, with a Martian riding atop it.  We gotta find an illustrator out there who can do this...



DDAY


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