Spirit Keeps on Trekking NASA

This cylindrical-projection mosaic was created from navigation camera images that NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired on sol 121 (May 6, 2004). Continuing its trek toward the “Columbia Hills,” Spirit drove 96.8 meters (318 feet) – half of which was performed in auto-navigation mode – and broke its record for the longest distance traveled in one sol. That drive brought the mission total to 1,669 meters (1.04 miles), flipping the rover’s odometer over the one-mile mark.