Based on the data from previous missions and what we saw yesterday, we identified a section of the glacier face that was reasonably flat, and the water near it was deep enough for the robot to approach it safely. We decided to drive up close to this part of the face, and try to get some images. The robot managed to follow the wall closely at a distance of about 2.5 m and we got some images of the glacier face. The visibility was poor and the images were not very crisp, but we were still able to see the glacier face.
We are done with our missions today – we got all the data we wanted and we will start packing up tomorrow. We celebrated our success with champagne and raised a toast to everyone who had contributed to this project. This list is very long and I have mentioned some of the people in my previous blog entries, but I will try to make a more comprehensive list later.