NASA Robot Accomplishes Mars Marathon Milestone

March 25, 2015 8:51 PM

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Eleven years may not sound like anything to brag about in terms of marathon finishing time, but last year the six-wheeled robot became the long-distance champion of all off-Earth vehicles when it surpassed the previous record set by the former Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 moon rover, according to NASA.

Eleven years may not sound like anything to brag about in terms of marathon finishing time, but last year the six-wheeled robot became the long-distance champion of all off-Earth vehicles when it surpassed the previous record set by the former Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 moon rover, according to NASA.

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