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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:02 am | Updated: 5:31 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

On Thursday, the rover Spirit left its lander and drove about 10 feet onto Martian soil.

Plans call for it to drive around the immediate neighborhood and then head to a crater about 270 yards away. After that, like any curious sightseer, it will inspect whatever looks interesting. Aanother rover is to arrive Jan. 24. Elsewhere on Mars, the mini-rover Sojourner sits immobile where it ran out of juice in 1997. Thus have we bestowed on Mars two great Earth innovations — traffic and parking.

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