Recently a new driving record was broken. It wasn't by a human and it
didn't happen on the face of the earth. Give up on this brain teaser
The record, which was for the greatest number of miles driven in outer space, was given to the Mars
Exploration Rover. For those of you who don't remember the bot, it was
launched by NASA in 2004 to help explore the surface of our nearest
planetary neighbor. The bot has, over the years, covered a total of
about 22 miles. That distance was confirmed by recently received
telemetry pickup up by a NASA monitoring station.
While that may not sound like a lot of distance to you, the odds are good that you do more than that on you daily commute, it ousts
the record set in 1972 by astronauts on the Apollo 17 mission. The
human who previously held the record were named Harrison Schmitt and
Eugene Cernan who drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle for the mission about
19.3 nautical miles on the moon.
Source: The Atlantic
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