Rover hits one-year mark on Mars

Rover hits one-year mark on Mars (

The Mars rover Spirit has come a long way since it hurtled down through the planet’s atmosphere and came to a bouncy, airbag-protected stop at Gusev Crater on January 3, 2004.

It has survived more than four times its initial 90-day mission, driven miles across the Martian landscape and weathered a red planet winter only to scale hills for its human handlers.

Actually yesterday, but I missed this article until today. More can be found at the NASA site

MORE – The BBC has a nice click and drag panoramo of, I believe, the landing site. Opportunity will reach a year on January 24.

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