Hi folks>>>

This in my email the other day. Cut and paste the link below. Enjoy the ride.

NASA Science News for July 16, 2012
As Curiosity nears Mars for a daring landing on August 5/6, NASA has released a suite of video games and virtual experiences for members of the general public who wish to follow the massive rover across the sands of the Red Planet.

FULL STORY: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/16jul_daring/


When I have rebuilt a few machines here, I will try these simulation software devices.
Great landing and first images.
Appreciating you links here. Sometimes it is best to be 'driving' to get the orientation understandings in place.
As we discussed privately before, I used a small two inch telescope adapted for close-by animal watching in years past, and this rover could see the hairs on a squirrel from 75 feet distance if one were mounted with the appropriate eyepiece adjustment.
I'll try the software soon.