Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spirit - Stuck Forever?

http://www.space.com/news/090914-spirit-stuck.html

Well, it looks like the rover Spirit might actually be stuck for good. I'm not sure what further science she can do while stuck, but I'm sure the crew will milk all they can until the batteries die. You have to admit, it's been one hell of a tour, and the fact that Spirit is still running, if not able to run, shows just how robust and strong the rover is.

It's unknown how many more Martian sunsets Spirit will be able to witness, or how long she'll be able to send us those amazing images, but one thing is for certain, Spirit is a testimonial to the engineering and scientific capabilities of America. Imagine how much more could be done if the space industry was just given more to work with. Thank you Spirit for representing the spirit of the American Space Industry.

1 comment:

Norman Copeland said...

I'm not sure why these haven't got wings, but, the next era should produce worthy astronaughts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs4GXH5Q3Rk&feature=related