Mars Pathfinder

Sojourner Heads Off to Yogi

Sojourner Rover Rolls Down the Ramp

At approximately 10:40 pm Pacific Daylight Time today, 5 July 1997, the Sojourner Rover drove off the rear lander ramp onto the Martian surface. The accompanying animation was assembled from 9 separate images taken by the IMP. The descent took approximately 2 minutes to complete. The rover now rests on the Martian soil, 10 cm from the end of the ramp.

To JPL's Most Current Mars Pathfinder Images.