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Message 1109626 - Posted: 25 May 2011, 14:21:09 UTC

After Six years and more than 7km's on the Red Planet, NASA is putting the Mars Rover Spirit to sleep. Not bad for a project that was scheduled to last 3 months!

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Message 1109653 - Posted: 25 May 2011, 16:10:28 UTC - in response to Message 1109626.

your link isnt working so here's one from JPL

http://marsrover.nasa.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/20110524a.html


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Message 1109780 - Posted: 25 May 2011, 23:21:18 UTC

It really has been an astonishing performance.
Congratulations to the engineering team that made it possible and all the staff related to the project.
I hope the next one (bigger and more complex) which will be sent at the end of this year will last as long as its predecessor did. It will be hard to beat this, though.
Opportunity is still working, by the way.
Amazing!


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Message 1109822 - Posted: 26 May 2011, 2:43:56 UTC - in response to Message 1109780.

BTW only 2.5 more miles until Opportunity gets to the Endeavour crater. Current odometer reading 18.46 miles.

FOr sale low mileage Rover...


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Message 1110736 - Posted: 28 May 2011, 12:08:02 UTC

I was actually sad to see this rover die. I enjoyed watching its raw image data. But it did last longer than they could ever have hoped. I hope Opportunity can make it for at least one more year.


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