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Curiosity ready to resume driving
Posted: Thu, Sep 13, 2012, 8:59 AM ET (1259 GMT)
Mars Science Laboratory illustration (NASA/JPL) NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is wrapping up tests of its robotic arm and will soon begin driving to perform its first detailed examination of a Martian rock. Curiosity has been parked since September 5 as engineers check out the arm and the instruments mounted on it. With those tests nearly complete, Curiosity will begin driving again in the direction of a site called Glenelg several hundred meters away, where three different landforms meet. In addition, the rover team will look for a rock en route to Glenelg to perform the first detailed examination by the rover's instruments.
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