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May 25th, 2011

goodbye, spirit!

“Spirit last communicated on March 22, 2010, as Martian winter approached and the rover’s solar-energy supply declined. The rover operated for more than six years after landing in January 2004 for what was planned as a three-month mission. NASA checked frequently in recent months for possible reawakening of Spirit as solar energy available to the rover increased during Martian spring. A series of additional re-contact attempts ended today, designed for various possible combinations of recoverable conditions.”

NASA had to give up.  what a lovely little rover Spirit was.

source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mer/news/mer20110525.html

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