Preparing a Test Mixture
July 1, 2009
Rover team members Kim Lichtenberg (left) and Mike Seibert fill a mixer with powdered clay and diatomaceous earth, a combination found to offer physical properties similar to the soil where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is embedded on Mars. The team finished mixing the test soil and preparing a sloped testing area on June 29, 2009, with plans for driving the test rover into it on June 30.
Topics: Environment, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Space exploration, Opportunity rover timeline for 2005 April, Rover, Opportunity rover, Mars, NASA, Mike Seibert, Kim Lichtenberg, National Aeronautics and Space Administration