NASA's latest mission to explore the surface of Mars. Roving the Red Planet since Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT) (Aug 6 UTC).
You know how to make a rover feel loved! ♥️ Thank you all for the kind thoughts. While I may not hum "Happy Birthday" to myself anymore (only did that once back in 2013), I *am* baking up some sweet science with my SAM instrument.
Perhaps you will enjoy the entire panorama? Download the 41276 x 4228 image/png at
It seems to me you lived your life like a rover in the wind never fading with the sunset when the dust set in. Your tracks will always fall here, among Mars' reddest hills; your candle's burned out long before your science ever will. #ThanksOppy . I owe you so much.
You asked for pics from my trip. Here you go! My 1st look (of many to come) of my new home... MARS! #MSL