January 31, 2004
Second NASA Rover Rolls Onto Mars Surface

Opportunity rolled off its lander and onto the rusty soil of Mars early Saturday, a week after the six-wheeled rover arrived on the Red Planet and just hours after confirmation of its first major geologic discovery.

Opportunity took 83 seconds to cover the 10 feet to the dark floor of the 72-foot-wide crater where it landed.

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Posted by Ellen at January 31, 2004 10:52 AM

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