NASA celebrate Mars Rover Opportunity’s Marathon achievement

March 26, 2015 3:06 PM

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After racking for up to 26.219 miles during its 3,968th Martian day, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity is said to have completed its first Red Planet”marathon” with an estimated finish time of 11 years and 2 months.

“This is such a big win for NASA being the first time a human enterprise is exceeding the distance of a marathon of the surface of another world”. John Calls, the Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory stated.

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