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Old 02-13-2019, 08:32 PM   #1
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NASA's Opportunity Mars rover was built to operate for just 90 days, but kept going for 15 years.

The solar-powered rover was, in the end, doomed by a ferocious dust storm.

Flight controllers tried numerous times to make contact, and sent one final series of recovery commands Tuesday night along with one last wake-up song, Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You," in a somber exercise that brought tears to team members' eyes. There was no response from space, only silence.
Very cool story.

https://abc7chicago.com/science/my-b...tists/5137455/
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The little rover that could. Deserves a rest
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Hope I'm still alive for the day that a human discovers this on martian soil
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What a testament to engineering. I hope we're able to recover it some day.
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"My battery is low and it's getting dark."

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nicely played. even though this was tagged i opened it at work and it made me laugh. hard.

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A neat overview of the totality of what Opportunity did

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If you ever are in Pasadena (LA), I highly recommend going on a tour of JPL.
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