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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER
Daily Updates - March 1, 2004
Spirit Status at end of sol 56
On sol 56, which ended at 6:33 p.m. PST, February 29, Spirit completed the .55-meter (1.8 feet) re-approach to "Humphrey" to get into position for grinding with the rock abrasion tool. After the repositioning, the rover took panoramic camera and miniature thermal emission spectrometer data of its rear tracks and the path in front of it, leading the way to "Bonneville" crater.
The wake-up song for the sol was "Walking On Sunshine," performed by Jump 5.
In the coming sols, Spirit will use its rock abrasion tool to grind into "Humphrey," observe the results with the instruments on its arm, and then continue on toward "Bonneville."