2h 58min, jun 10, 2003 y - Mars Exploration Rover Spirit
Successful Mars rover (NASA)
Spirit landed on Mars within Gusev crater at 14.5718°S, 175.4785° E. The initial panorama showed a rock-strewn site similar to Pathfinder’s. Spirit had to rove several kilometers across Mars and into its extended mission before it found evidence for past water. It was hobbled by one stuck wheel for many years and finally became stuck in fluffy sand. Unable to move into a favorable position to keep the battery charged through winter, the rover's power was eventually drained. After numerous failed attempts to contact the rover, the mission officially ended on May 24, 2011.