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Distances Driven on Other Worlds

SPACE www.SPACE.com Distances Driven on Other Worlds Traveled by wheeled vehicles as of Jan. 23, 2013 on the moon on Mars Lunokhod 2, 1973 23 miles (37 kilometers) Apollo 17 Lunar Rover, 1972 22.3 mi (35.89 km) Opportunity, 2004-present 22.03 mi (35.46 km) Apollo 15 Lunar Rover, 1971 17.3 mi (27.76 km) Apollo 16 Lunar Rover, 1972 16.5 mi (26.55 km) Lunokhod 1, 1970 6.5 mi (10.5 km) Spirit, 2004-2010 4.8 mi (7.7 km) Sojourner, 1997-1998 1 0.3 mi (0.5 km)* Curiosity, 2012-present about 0.4 mi (0.7 km) *maximum distance Sojourner could drive from its Pathfinder base station without losing communication KARL TATE / O SPACE.com

Distances Driven on Other Worlds

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If you thought driving on Earth is a chore, you haven't tried off-roading on another planet. So far, robotic rovers have reached out to the moon and Mars, with astronauts actually driving a lunar car ...

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Karl Tate

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mars moon nasa

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