posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 06:08 AM
the mars rover spirit today for the first time rolled off the landing pad and sent pictures to confirm the succesfull roll off. Now spirit will begin
its mission to look for past signs of water on mars then it will go into gustav crater were it will continue its mission for the next three months.
Due to solar power the rovers mobility will be limited to only a few hundred meters. No sign from beagle one but jan 21 is the next time mars orbiter
will fly over the site where beagle was lost . Spirit is about 3km away from the beagle site a distance too great for this rover.