5 Years on Mars!


The twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars five years ago this month, and they’re still going strong! Not bad for a mission that was supposed to last three months! To celebrate, NASA has released a cool video with rover team members, including principal investigator Steve Squyres reflecting on the mission, and a podcast with rover project manager John Callas.

As we “speak”, the rover team is holding a meeting in California discussing the latest results and where to go next. I am unfortunately not attending, but if I hear any big news that I can share, you can be sure that I will.

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2 Comments on “5 Years on Mars!”

  1. Victor Says:

    Those rovers are amazing!

  2. fpoiesz Says:

    Thanks for your blog – I cite the rovers as an inspiration to draw on in these bleak economic times – I know of few greater stories of triumph over adversity – the culture that created Spirit and Opportunity will see a wonderful future. Intelligence and persistence will make that certain.

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