Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 5, 2005

Mars Rover One Year Old

Filed under: — Different River @ 4:10 pm

The NASA/JPL Mars Rover Spirit has now been roving on Mars for a full year. Which is pretty amazing, since it was only designed to last 90 days, and previous missions had often failed to last as long as planned.

Several months ago, I got a chance to visit the rover’s control room at JPL, and take a look at the third rover they kept on earth to practice maneuvers. So I feel a little warm glow about his achievement, even though I really had nothing to do with it. (Unless paying taxes counts.)

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