Curiosity’s first tracks on Mars.

Curiosity made its first driving movements on August 22, consisting of forward, turn, and reverse movements. The total motion placed it at about 6 meters away from its initial landing position. The drive was primarily intended as a way to test Curiosity’s mobility, and the results show that the driving system is fully functioning.

Curiosity’s first tracks on Mars.

Curiosity made its first driving movements on August 22, consisting of forward, turn, and reverse movements. The total motion placed it at about 6 meters away from its initial landing position. The drive was primarily intended as a way to test Curiosity’s mobility, and the results show that the driving system is fully functioning.