NASA Opportunity Mars Rover Completes Marathon on Mars

March 24, 2015 10:15 PM

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NASA Opportunity Mars Rover Completes Marathon on Mars

The first marathon on Mars was finally completed Tuesday by NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover—and it only took about 11 years and two months.

“This is the first time any human enterprise has exceeded the distance of a marathon on the surface of another world,” John Callas, the rover’s project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a celebratory statement. “A first time happens only once.”

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