The longest journey starts with the first step and this week the Mars Rover traveled 135 feet i(41 meters) in its third drive towards Mount Sharp. The rover has spent the last few months investigating Glenelg which was about 500 meters from where it landed. Since landing the rover has traveled a total of almost 1 kilometer or 0.51 ,miles.
Mount Sharp, in the middle of Gale Crater, exposes many layers where scientists anticipate finding evidence about how the ancient Martian environment changed and evolved. At targets in the Glenelg area, where Curiosity worked for the first half of 2013, the rover found evidence for an ancient wet environment that had conditions favorable for microbial life. This means the mission already has accomplished its main science objective.