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Today we celebrate the mission that piqued our curiosities, and drove NASA’s perseverance to…

Today we celebrate the mission that piqued our curiosities, and drove NASA’s perseverance to…

Today we celebrate the mission that piqued our curiosities, and drove NASA’s perseverance to pursue further exploration of the Red Planet.

The Sojourner rover landed on July 4, 1997, after hitching a ride aboard the Mars Pathfinder mission. Its innovative design became the template for future missions. The rover, named after civil rights pioneer Sojourner Truth, outlived its design life 12 times.

This panoramic view of Pathfinder’s Ares Vallis landing site shows Sojourner rover is the distance.

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