View Full Version : Spirit Rolls Off the Lander

2005-Sep-10, 02:21 PM
SUMMARY: NASA's Spirit rover successfully rolled off the landing platform and out onto the Martian surface this morning, beginning its mission of exploration. The rover traveled 3 meters in 78 seconds, and it ended up about 80 centimetres away from the lander. Now that Spirit's firmly on the ground, NASA scientists and engineers will make daily decisions about what science tasks it will perform, and where it will travel. Spirit's twin rover, Opportunity, will arrive on Mars on January 25 to explore another region on the other side of the planet.

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