Record Breaker

According the the BBC's Sci/tech pages, the Spirit rover has broken the record for the longest travelled by a rover on Mars in one day. It managed to rack up an incredible 21200mm (sorry I was trying to make it look more impressive) which is almost as much as 70 sheets of A4 paper end to end! Opportunity only managed a meagre 4m.

NASA also seem to be playing pop songs to the rovers to wake them up in the morning. Spirit got Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" and Opportunity got "Slip Sliding Away" by Paul Simon.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 10th Feb 2004 (21:50 UTC) | Permalink
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