Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Opportunity broke off-earth driving record

An Image Taken by Oppertunity
‘Sky is the limit’ became an old saying long time back. Human race crossed these limit years ago and reached surface of the moon. Many space-crafts send by us crossed solar system as well. Now NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover (which reached Mars on 2004) clocked 40KM on its odometer. This mile stone achieved on July 27 is an off-earth driving record (earlier record was 39km by Soviet Union’s Lunokhod ). Will all the best for Opportunity and the team which works relentlessly behind Opportunity project.


For more information on NASA's Spirit and Opportunity:

For an image of Lunokhod 2's tracks - http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/posts/774

Photo Courtesy: NASA

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