NASA drills on Red Planet, Mars No. 1 Well?
February 9, 2013 – #NASA drills on Red Planet, Mars No. 1 Well?
NASA robotic rover, Curiosity, confirm it drilled a well on the martian surface, marking “history’s first #drilling... on the surface of another #planet in our solar system,” according to Universe Today.
Launched Nov. 2011, exploring Red Planet’s Yellowknife Bay Basin, Curiosity paused to drill a hole about .63" wide & 2.5" deep to collect powdered rock samples. Curiosity’s design will be a basis for a Mars roverplanned for 2020.