By Xeni Jardin at 1:32 pm Wed, Jul 4, 2012
I was 11 in 1997 when the Pathfinder mission with the Sojourner rover landed – on July 4th. I was glued to the TV the whole day! Perfect timing on that one.
I looked on Wikipedia to get the year right and they have this neat photo comparison of the wheel size of the three Mars rovers.
What has a marshmallow-shaped lump of plutonium, rock-vaporizing lasers for eyes, and is headed for Mars?
Umm…the exhumed body of Yasser Arafat?
Set your clocks: 1:31AM EDT July 6, 2011.
curiosity jpl Mars NASA rover Science Space
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