NASA’s Opportunity Rover Creates Off-Earth Roving Distance Record of 25 miles

July 30, 2014 11:41 AM

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Creates Off-Earth Roving Distance Record of 25 miles

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has travelled a distance of 25 miles on the red planet. NASA announced that the rover that landed on Mars in 2004 now holds the off-Earth roving distance record.

Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, stated that no other wheeled vehicle than Opportunity has driven this far. It is an important achievement of Opportunity as it was not meant for distance and was intended to drive a...

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