For those who have wondered where I've been for the past 2 years, I now have a bit of time to tell you. I've been working on the software that is used to operate the Curiosity rover on Mars! Don't know what Curiosity is? It's a 1 ton rover that NASA just landed on Mars, oh yeah, it's got a lazer!
Needless to say I'm pretty excited. Over the next few months I'm going to be working on the mission as a Science Planner and working with the mission to help improve our software and make sure it's ready to be used for the full 2 years of the current mission and hopefully years into the future!
I've got a HUGE backlog of bugs from Bugzilla that I'm hoping to get to give some attention so hopefully I'll get a few weekends to work on those.
But I'm very excited to share this news with the rest of the Bugzilla community. Hopefully all of you will enjoy the beautiful images that get sent back from Mars as much as I have!
As I get more familiar and comfortable with my responsibilities on the mission, I'll spend some time publishing more information about MSLICE and how its used on the mission. If you'd like to learn more about MSLICE now, we made a 1 pager for landing and you can read it here: