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Today Is The Bittersweet 15th Anniversary Of NASA’s Opportunity Rover Landing On Mars

1 Feb 2019, 15:01 UTC
Today Is The Bittersweet 15th Anniversary Of NASA’s Opportunity Rover Landing On Mars NASA

On January 24, 2004, the Mars Opportunity rover began its mission on the surface of the red planet. Despite a huge series of failures when it came to missions-to-Mars leading up to it, the combined success of the Mars Pathfinder mission along with the newly developed giant airbag system gave scientists great hope that this new generation of rover would be an unprecedented success.

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