Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Spirit Aniversary

Yesterday, the Mars rover Spirit marked its 1 year anniversary on the planet. NASA receives lot flak for the way it does things and the very ugly mistakes that have happened; however it does not get enough credit for the things that go right. Spirit and its sister rover Opportunity were only designed to last 90 days on the surface and yet, thanks to massive over engineering by NASA, the two are still going, still providing new data about our mysterious red neighbor. Congrats to the rover team!

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