Good morning, Iím Byron Jones and this is the Flight Director report for Thursday, November 3rd.
On Spirit, today is sol 653. She just completed about a 15-meter drive on sol 651 and is inching her way down Haskin Ridge on the other side of Husband Hill. Yesterday we had a big end-of-sol science discussion and determined that our long term goal was to get to place called Home Plate by around sol 800. And that is more for energy reasons rather than science reasons so that we can get better tilts for the upcoming winter.
On the other side of Mars, itís sol 632 for Opportunity and she just completed a drive this week towards the outcrop called Ellas and sheíll be sitting there doing IDD work throughout the weekend.
Well thatís it for today, Iím Byron Jones, and thatís whatís happening on Mars today!