Perseverance Takes a Spin
After arriving at Jezero Crater on Mars,
went for a spin
on March 4.
from the car-sized rover's Navcam shows tracks left
wheels in the
In preparation for operations on the surface of the Red Planet, its
first drive lasted about 33 minutes.
On a short and successful test drive
forward 4 meters,
made a 150 degree turn,
backed up for 2.5 meters,
and now occupies a different
at its newly christened
E. Butler Landing
Though the total travel distance of the rover's first outing was about
6.5 meters (21 feet), regular commutes of 200 meters or more
can be expected in the future.
Please take a short survey in aesthetics & astronomy:
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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& Michigan Tech. U.
Publications with keywords: Mars - Martian Rover
Publications with words: Mars - Martian Rover