Curiosity Rover Gets New Software & Heads for Second Drill Site
Rick Welch, MSL Tactical Operations Mission Manager, gives an update on the happenings of NASA's Curiosity Rover. Curiosity has gotten new software called AutoNav that allows the rover to navigate on its own. The AutoNav capability will help Curiosity select safe routes and make better progress. A second drilling target, called Cumberland, lies about nine feet west of John Klein - the rock where Curiosity's drill first touched Martian stone in February.