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Meet today's Curiosity operations team, with women in 76 of 102 operational roles!
 
#WomensCuriosityDay    #Mars   #MSL  

It takes a team. Meet some of the women scientists and engineers working with +NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, seen here in the JPL Mars Yard. http://go.usa.gov/9d3x
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Happy Birthday Curiosity!
 
Our Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1pFdoXq And to mark this accomplishment, here's a Curiosity selfie!
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Many happy returns of the day! At least a few more, anyway.
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Nice article explaining how modern software tools helped test Curiosity's flight software.  Includes several graphics of the "fill packet" that Curiosity sends during pauses in transmissions, which includes the names of her filght software developers and more.
And in case the picture makes you wonder, yes, JPL has a Matrix organization.
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A nice hour and half video of the event celebrating Opportunity's first decade on the red planet is now online!   #10YrsOnMars
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It's been a whirlwird (dust devil?) of a decade...
 
#MER10 #Mars #space

That's the spirit! Ten years ago, +NASA's Spirit rover landed safely on Mars. Explore the mission: http://mars.nasa.gov/mer10/
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I'll be giving a keynote talk this September at +CppCon titled  C++ on Mars: Incorporating C++ into Mars Rover Flight Software
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Circumferential evidence: Using pi to interpret and plan activities in space.  Nice use of  Mars Rover wheels!
 
Pi in the Sky: Celebrate #PiDay with these stellar spacecraft math problems. 

Infographic [PDF] http://go.nasa.gov/Op733m 
More info: http://go.nasa.gov/Op73AE
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Another Fine How-do-you-Dune; Curiosity successfully drove over the dune at Dingo Gap!  Now it's on to the new, hopefully easier terrain that beckons below.
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How you dune?  The Curiosity team prepares to explore an amazing new vista.
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View highlights from 10 years of operating Spirit and Opportunity on the surface of Mars!
And join project leaders for public talks in Pasadena on Thursday 16 January and Friday 17 January! These talks will each start at 7pm Pacific, and will also be streamed online.  #10YrsOnMars
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The new model rover is here! The new model rover is here! And fittingly enough, it seems like the availability launch window has slipped by at least two years weeks.
 
The LEGO MSL model is out: $30 for a LEGO replica of the most recent Mars rover, designed by an MSL mission engineer!

This page also lists several other cool potential space LEGO sets you can vote for: Apollo 11, Hubble, the Shuttle crawler, a deep space habitat and rover, and New Horizons (a mission to Pluto). Vote for 'em all!
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Curiosity is now running new flight software!  The new code will make it easier to use onboard autonomy in more terrains.  If only we could upload new wheels...
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Still going after all these years.  Nice work JPL.  Congrats on the new software.
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