Pictures and Narrative By Jim Campbell and Sarah Curtiss
Due to ANN E-I-C Jim Campbell's close relationship with the X
Prize Foundation, and our continuing interest in all things
that push the frontiers of aviation and aerospace, ANN has the
coveted opportunity to be a part of some of the most exciting
events in recent aerospace history... and this week's announcement
of the next step in the X Prize was certainly a good time for us to
be involved once again. ANN was there... as part of the X Prize
news and video team... not only for the event itself, but for many
of the rehearsals, and some of the planning sessions that tied in
some of the media planning for the public announcement.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity finished the last step
of a test in-and-out maneuver checking wheel slippage at the rim of
Victoria Crater this week. Then, the rover immediately drove back
into the crater as the start of a multi-week investigation on the
big bowl's inner slope.