Mars rover Curiosity completes first autonomous mission

August 28, 2013 7:07 PM

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Mars rover Curiosity completes first autonomous mission

It took 376 days, but NASA has cut the umbilical cord on Mars rover Curiosity. On Tuesday, the exploration vehicle completed its first self-guided mission.

As it covered nearly 33 feet of terrain, Curiosity crossed a surface depression that Earth-based engineers had not been able to analyze ahead of time.

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