Good morning, my name is Leo Bister. This is your Mars Rover update.
It is sol 113 for the Spirit rover. We are taking a brief pause from our long trek to the Columbia hills to do some soil science. Sol 113 was spent digging a trench using our left front wheel. That trench is about six centimeters deep. We plan to spend sol 114 doing some science in the trench using our Mossbauer, Microscopic Imager and APXS instruments. That will also include some overnight observations. Sol 115 we plan to restow the instrument arm and head again towards the Columbia hills.
Over to Opportunity, Opportunity is on its way towards Endurance crater, we’re almost there. We’ve got about a 100 meters to go. Tomorrow, actually today’s plan is to drive about 60 to 70 meters towards the crater. The driving today will be all in the blind using range data from information that we have here on the ground.
Both rovers remain in excellent health. And that’s what’s happening on Mars today. Have a good day.