NASA’s Opportunity Travels Longer than any Other Vehicle in Another World

July 30, 2014 7:31 AM

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NASA’s Mars explorer has travelled the longest distance ever travelled by a manmade vehicle in another world. According to a recent news release by NASA, the space agency’s Opportunity rover has travelled a distance of about 25 miles on the surface of the Red Planet. The record was previously held by the Lunokhod 2 rover owned by the Soviet Union which covered a distance of 24.2 miles on the moon’s surface in 1973.

John Callas of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena said that the distance travelled by the rover is the longest so far travelled by a wheeled vehicle in another planet. According to Callas, the rover was designed to cover a distance of less than one mile. What is more important is not the distan...

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