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Started 11/8/11 by Cstar1; 152422 views.
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7/30/12

Sister ship Voyager1 is 16 hrs 45 mins 02 secs of light-travel time from Earth (2012:212:1L)

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8/28/12

marsroverdriver Wore my original MER rover driver team T-shirt for my first MSL drive. Shirt designed by fellow driver Frank Hartman and his wife Leah.

marsroverdriver Fellow rover driver Frank Hartman is quite the character: his undergraduate degree is in sculpture, master's in aero/astro from Stanford.

marsroverdriver Frank is probably the single most respected rover driver (by his fellow drivers), on a *damn* strong team. I'm so lucky to work with him.

MDBenson @marsroverdriver How does MSL drive compared to MERs? Much difference die to size, power, weight etc?

marsroverdriver Just so you all know: moving something on the surface of another world is always magic, never routine. Not for me. Always magic.

marsroverdriver @MDBenson I've gotten so used to compensating for MER HW damage that I've almost forgotten what it's like for a rover to do what it's told!

MDBenson @marsroverdriver Haha! That's gotta be a bonus, not accounting for sticking wheels, lack of power etc.

marsroverdriver .@dens Pictures of original MER rover driver team T-shirt: http://t.co/WojHnGrT (front) and http://t.co/nJDuAF09 (back).
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8/28/12

marsroverdriver I am totally stealing this line. MT @ia42 [Driving a Mars rover is] not magic, it's facilitated telekinesis.
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8/28/12

The clearest image I have seen yet of the Morse code spelling JPL in our tracks. 

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10/3/12

@NewHorizons2015 Just over 1,000 days now to Pluto-- Not so long for a project that's been in the making for 8500 days, with 2500 days already in flight!
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10/24/12

MESSENGER flew by Venus  2006. This image from the flyby is low res, but it shows Venus' dense cloud cover:

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10/24/12

20% chance of X flares today. MT : We're watching sunspot AR1598. It was source of yesterday's X-class flare:

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11/13/12

 has renamed twin satellites, originally known as the RBSP, to the Van Allen Probes in honor of James Van Allen.

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12/24/12

Apparently Earthlings have lost their sense of humor since I left, or have stopped having children. Can this be this true? Is Xmas no more?

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