Opportunity Passes Small Crater and Big Milestone


NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity drove 482 feet (146.8 meters) on June 1, 2011, passing 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) in total odometry during 88 months of driving on Mars. That’s 50 times the distance originally planned for the mission.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was sent it’s final command on May 25th, 2011. Spirit last communicated on March 22, 2010. Spirit was designed for a 3-month mission with a kilometer of traverse capacity. Spirit lasted 6 years and drove over 7.7 kilometers!

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