Spirit Keeps on Trekking (3-D)
May 13, 2004
This three-dimensional view in a cylindrical-perspective projection was created from navigation camera images that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired on sol 121 (May 6, 2004). Continuing its trek toward the Columbia Hills, Spirit drove 96.8 meters (318 feet) - half of which was performed in auto-navigation mode - and broke its record for the longest distance traveled in one sol. That drive brought the mission total to 1,669 meters (1.04 miles), flipping the rover's odometer over the one-mile mark.
Topics: Rover, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Environment, Opportunity rover timeline for 2005 April, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Astronomy on Mars