# How Fast Did Curiosity Travel Through Space

## How fast did the Mars rover travel through space?

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## How many days was Curiosity in space?

On 24 June 2014, Curiosity completed a Martian year — 687 Earth days — after finding that Mars once had environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. Curiosity served as the basis for the design of the Perseverance rover for the Mars 2020 rover mission.

## How fast did Perseverance travel in space?

For example, the Perseverance rover traveled at a speed of about 24,600 mph (about 39,600 kph) and the journey took seven months, but that’s because of where the Earth and Mars were at the time Perseverance was launched and where they were when it landed.

## How long did it take to get to Pluto?

Even at that blistering pace, it still took the probe 9.5 years to reach Pluto, which was about 3 billion miles (5 billion km) from Earth on the day of the flyby.

## What happened to Sojourner rover?

It operated in Ares Vallis channel in the Chryse Planitia of the Oxia Palus quadrangle, from July 5 to September 27, 1997, when the lander cut off communications with Earth.

## How far did Opportunity traveled on Mars?

Opportunity holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 28.06 miles (45.16 kilometers) of driving on Mars.

## How is the Curiosity rover powered?

Curiosity carries a radioisotope power system that generates electricity from the heat of plutonium’s radioactive decay.

## How long would it take to get to Mars at the speed of light?

Traveling At the Speed of Light Towards Mars If you were to travel at the speed of light, which is around 300,000 kilometers per second or 186,000 miles per second in a vacuum, you would reach Mars at its closest possible approach to Earth in just 3.03 minutes, or 182 seconds.

## How long would it take humans to get to Mars?

On average, the distance between Earth and Mars is 140 million miles, according to Nasa. If you were to reach Mars based on the current speeds of spaceships, it would take roughly nine months, according to the Nasa Goddard Space Flight Centre’s website.

## How long would it take to get to Mercury?

The fastest spacecraft ever launched from Earth is NASA’s New Horizons mission, currently on its way to visit Pluto and the outer Solar System. New Horizons is traveling at about 80,000 kilometers per hour. It would take about 40 days to get from the Earth to Mercury when they’re closest.