Agile Philly

Committed to helping members build better software

Event Details


Time: August 6, 2022 all day
Location: Off-Planet
City/Town: Mars
Website or Map:…
Event Type: historical, mars, rover, curiosity, lincoln, penny
Organized By: NASA
Latest Activity: Jun 4, 2021

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

August 6, 2022

The Mars rover Curiosity will have been on Mars ten years (ten Earth years)

In December 2012, Curiosity's two-year mission was extended indefinitely, and on 5 August 2012, NASA celebrated the arrival of the Curiosity.  The rover is still operational, Curiosity has been active on Mars for since its landing (see its current status  here ).

Something that I was unaware of - there is a 1909 Lincoln Penny on board.

MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) can store either the raw images or do real time lossless predictive or JPEG compression. The calibration target for MAHLI includes color references, a metric bar graphic, a 1909 VDB Lincoln penny, and a stair-step pattern for depth calibration.[117]

Kids Reference for all FIVE rovers

It was Clara Ma, the 12-year-old girl from Kansas who gave Curiosity its name in an essay contest, writing in part that "curiosity is the passion that drives us through our everyday lives".

Comment Wall


At AgilePhilly, we have been Promoting Agile Ideas since 1776

AgilePhilly is a not-for-profit user group of volunteers in the Philadelphia area dedicated to better software development practices.


Meetings are monthly. Get meeting reminders by joining here.  

  • Our events are Free but you must RSVP.  We have Evening Meetings in the Western Suburbs, usually on the Third Tuesday.  They usually begin at 6:30 pm.  A sample agenda would be:
    • 6:30-7:00 pm: Eat & Greet & Network
    • 7:00-8:20 Main Topic/Speaker
    • 8:20-8:30 Q & A , Pack-Up, More Networking

  • Our Sponsors cover the cost of pizza / sandwiches for an evening.

Our attempt with the group is to provide an environment where you can exchange ideas and meet with individuals involved in agile community.

© 2024   Created by Ravindar Gujral.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service