Mars Pathfinder

Sojourner Gets Her Rock

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This "movie" was generated from 23 separate frames taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) and lasts approximately 8 seconds. It shows Sojourner having backed away from Yogi readjusting itself by making two turns, one to the left and one to the right, before deploying the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) and making its move up against the rock.

Let's Do A Wheelie on Yogi!

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Off to Yogi!


Sojourner Rover Rolls Down the Ramp

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At approximately 10:40 pm Pacific Daylight Time today, 5 July 1997, the Sojourner Rover drove off the rear lander ramp onto the Martian surface. The accompanying animation was assembled from 9 separate images taken by the IMP. The descent took approximately 2 minutes to complete. The rover now rests on the Martian soil, 10 cm from the end of the ramp.

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