Curiosity scooped its first sample of Martian soil on October 7, but activities were halted after a small, bright object—which NASA now says is likely a piece of plastic from the rover—was spotted on the ground. Mike Watkins, Curiosity’s mission manager, provides an update.
Michael Watkins is the Curiosity Mission Manager at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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