Last image from the Mars rover Spirit.
NASA stopped trying to contact Spirit on 24 May 2011.
American engineering at its finest. These rovers were NEVER expected to last as long as they did. Too bad we have to pay for so many entitlement gimmes now that we may not see their like again, at least, not from NASA. =’[.]‘=
Nice Rover. Good doggy.
Oh, of course they are giving up. Not their yob, man. Gotta go do some Muslim outreach now.
“Failure is not an option!” Until now.
Do more with less, that was the mantra and Spirit not only proved it but has set a standard that will be very difficult to meet. The Engineers and Scientists were given real world weight cost and time constraints and were told do as much as you can within those limitations.
We must be honest though, Spirit did go over budget, they had to keep an operations staff for well over a decade when the projected need for an operations staff was 3 months on planet.
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