According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the mission is going along fairly smoothly, and they have now been able to create a nine-slide animation of the rover going over a crest, with the camera pointed behind the direction of movement.
In the first of the images, “the rover‘s right-front wheel was already at the crest of the 3-foot-tall (1-meter-tall) dune, with the rover still pointed uphill. By the last three images in the series, the rover was headed downhill.”
Scroll down and check out the animated GIF that’s posted after the virtual jump. It may take a few seconds to load up if you’re on a slower connection, though, so make sure you give it a few seconds before mashing the refresh button.
By Andrei Nedelea