First IMP Image
March 11, 2003
This is the first image from the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) that includes a glimpse of the plant surface. This image was taken at 8:42 MLSTsol 1.
Photojournal note: Sojourner spent 83 days of a planned seven-day mission exploring the Martian terrain, acquiring images, and taking chemical, atmospheric and other measurements. The final data transmission received from Pathfinder was at 10:23 UTC on September 27, 1997. Although mission managers tried to restore full communications during the following five months, the successful mission was terminated on March 10, 1998.