May She Rest In Peace

http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00003046/

The picture in the link above is the grave of Spirit, one of the two Martian rovers. After six years on the red planet, the third winter finally caught up with the rover. Built to go only three weeks on Mars, she lasted hundreds of times longer, and when we finally make it to Mars, I’m sure she’ll come home. Until then, rest well.

Update: Here’s an interview with a team member, and a little more about Spirit.

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