July 11, 1997
Today the Earth Team told Carl and me we were "right on the money," coming within 6/10 of a mile of the target landing sight. We hit the Mars ground at about 40 m.p.h and skidded horizontally across the landscape at about 28 m.p.h. Carl bounced about 40 ft. high upon landing, then bounced about 15 times before stopping. We bounced and rolled for about 2 1/2 minutes and 6/10 of a mile before we stopped. How do you spell relief? R-o-l-a-i-d-s. It was probably the most scared we've been. We didn't think we'd ever stop bumping and grinding.
For sol 8, the Earth Team is determined to separate me and Yogi and to get me to place my APXS against his left side. I could tell them what he's made of, Mom. Ain't I a woman?