On November 1, 2003 nine volunteers from
the Drive Around the World organization began a
nine-month, 50,000 kilometer drive around the world
- crossing four continents, through 34 countries -
to raise funds that will help cure
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and gives you a chance to win a
LONGITUDE Expedition Certified Land Rover.
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The Expedition Team spends an inspirational afternoon with Allen Harding and family. The Team was introduced to Allen by Parksinon's Western Australia. More...
Distance Learning Program
Follow our explorations of the world’s natural and manmade wonders. Meet scientific and ecological researchers around the world, explore diverse cultures, and experience rich geographic locations along with us.
Upcoming Education Visits
Phuket Gibbons Monkey Project
Royal Geographical Society Marine Institute visit in Phuket
Ecology and conservation field expedition in Southern Thailand
Thailand Parkinson's Disease Society
The Presidential Palace
Meditation at Wat Phra Kaeo, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Exploring Muang Boran's Ancient City
Maria, an 8th grader from Riverdale School asks:
"What would the needed time be to drive around Mars and the time needed to
travel from Earth to Mars?
The equatorial radius of Mars is 3400 km, equatorial circumference = 21362 km.
A straight-line path would thus take 21362 km / (112 km/hr) = 191 hrs = 8 earth days of solid driving.
(For comparison, if you could drive a straight-line equatorial path around the earth at that speed, it would take only 15 solid days of driving. Hard to believe, huh?)
The mean distance from Earth to Mars is 78e6 km. At a constant 112 km/hr, this would take 700,000 hours or 79 earth years. The minimum distance from Earth to Mars is 56e6 km, which is 500,000 hours or about 57 years.
Answer courtesy of Drive Around the World Advisor, Lonnie Chrisman.