Curiosity marks sixth anniversary on Mars
He was landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 to study a crater named after Australian astronomer Walter Gale.
The rover Curiosity Rover on Sunday celebrated its sixth year on the Red Planet. Congratulations were posted on his official Twitter page.
"I landed on Mars # six years ago. I celebrate the 6th anniversary of the landing with a traditional iron oxide gift," the report said.
Curiosity was parachuted to Mars on August 6, 2012 to research a crater named after Australian astronomer Walter Gale. Gale's crater reaches a diameter of 154 km and is approximately the same size as the total area of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The device reaches 2.8 m in length and weighs 900 kg. It is twice as long and more than five times heavier than any NASA device from those delivered earlier to the Red Planet. This scientific laboratory has three pairs of wheels with a diameter of 50 cm, each of which is driven by an individual power plant. The front and rear suspension rover equipped with special swivel mechanisms. The device is able to overcome obstacles up to 75 cm in height and make a full turn on the spot.This project cost NASA $ 2.5 billion.