Mars rover Opportunity is free again

Posted on Sunday, Jun 05 2005 @ 19:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
After more than five weeks of being stuck in a dune NASA's mars rover Opportunity is now free again. On April 26 the wheels of the rover started to slip and when trying to drive over a foot-high sand dune Opportunity stopped moving as its wheels were hub-deep in soft soil.

NASA reports Opportunity is free again and that it has moved several feet across the dune. More details at USA Today


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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