NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover finishes world’s first off-Earth marathon

March 24, 2015 10:44 PM

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LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE >> Eleven years and two months after a hypothetical race began, NASA’s Opportunity rover glided to the finish line of the first off-Earth marathon, the agency announced Tuesday.

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

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