Curiosity To Conduct “Intense Science” At First Waypoint

The BBC News (9/16, Amos, 1.62M) reports continued coverage of the “intense science” the Curiosity rover will conduct now that it arrived at its first waypoint. While the rover is still “many months” away from its ultimate destination of Mount Sharp, the article notes that operators are “delighted” by how Curiosity is handling. The article makes special note of the “new software” that allowed it to make its “biggest one-day drive so far” earlier this month.