The East Anglian Daily Times on Saturday did not publish a piece on the spelling of Maria Martin’s name, but as a consolation prize they printed a full-page spread about my activities, complete with a picture of me attempting to control my boat in a strong breeze.
It is interesting that my association with the HiRISE project - I project-managed the development, manufacture and testing of the imaging CCDs used on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - provided the headline. Some of the pictures still being sent back from Mars are spectacular. I reproduce one here from the Wikipedia site - "whirlwind trails on Martian sand dunes"
The HiRISE project on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is a high-resolution colour camera attached to a telescope, that can image the Martian surface with a resolution roughly equivalent to the size of a football. It was launched in August 2005 and arrived at Mars in March 2006. As I recall, the camera had a design life of two and a half years. Nine years later, it is still sending back the most splendid pictures.
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