Husband Hill


Husband Hill

Husband Hill is one of the Columbia Hills in Gusev crater, Mars. It was named in honor of Rick D. Husband, an astronaut and commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia during its final mission, during which it disintegrated upon reentry (see Space Shuttle Columbia disaster).

In 2005, the Spirit rover, as part of its exploration of its landing site, slowly climbed to the top of Husband Hill. It reached the summit on August 22, 2005 and began its descent on September 25, 2005 after spending nearly two months examining the outcrops and views of the summit plateau before moving on.

Additional areas include the "Cumberland Ridge" where rocks with higher than normal phosphorus content exist.

External links

* [http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/ Official Mars Rovers site]
* [http://en.mars.bartal.org/?p=3 The summit of Husband Hill] (panoramic image)


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