CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – Just hours after officially ending the Mars Opportunity Rover mission, NASA announced that Opportunity Rover 2 would be up and running by June with its first mission checking the surface of Sebring International Raceway.

Like Mars, we are not actually sure what Sebring International Raceway’s surface is made of“, said Project Director Mark Simpson, “For years many assumed it was a mix of common concrete and cement, but the rapid decay and consistent breakdown, of the surface rule those out.  So we will have Opportunity Rover 2 up and running this summer with many interesting discovery points expected.”