[FPSPACE] Opportunity to overtake Lunokhod 2

Erik Tronstad Erik.Tronstad at nilf.no
Thu Jan 24 10:57:30 EST 2013


According to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_2
Lunokhod 2 drove slightly more than 36 km on the lunar surface while alive.

How certain is this number?

By 22. January 2013 NASA reports Opportunity has driven a total of 35.46 km on Mars:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-030

It seems it's not long before Opportunity will be the new Solar System record holder in distance driven on the surface of another world than the Earth.

Erik Tronstad

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