Today we got over the ramp. The ramp had a 33% grade which equals about 18 degrees of slope. The rover, to accomplish the task, needed the wheels to be put on maximum power. This achievement is a signal of us being one step closer to being able to test the rover at Johnson Space Center.
But even with the recent successes, there has been some “bugs” that have surfaced. The mission control software is not behaving. It randomly crashes and the rover movement commands have large lag time to be executed.
The rover is getting its wheels upgraded with new grips NASCAR style below.
Here’s a video of Mr. Bill getting picked.