Well, it’s about 1000 days past the planned mission end date, and the Martian rovers are in serious trouble.
I’m finding it hard to get excited about this, Spirit and Opportunity have done yeoman work, and exceeded any possible reasonable expectations for thier capabilities and longevity. I hope that they won’t be lost to this season’s dust storms, but if we do lost them, they’ve still earned a place on the long list of phenomenally successful NASA unmanned missions.
Just figured that I’d share this news with the Teeming Millions.
Here’s to Spirit and Opportunity!