NASA’s triumph in engineering

Do you know what happened 10 years ago on Jan. 25, 2004? NASA landed the Mars Rover Opportunity in Eagle Crater on the Red Planet. The mission was only suppose to last three months and go only a small distance from its landing site.

Now, after a decade and over 24 miles of travel, the rover continues to assist us in expanding our knowledge of the solar system. Just think about that achievement for a moment. The triumph in engineering alone should be praised and what we have learned about the fourth planet from our sun is immeasurable.

Happy birthday Opportunity and thank you NASA.

James Kendall