Nasa Says Goodbye to Its Mars Rover “Spirit”

It so far: about seven and a half years after his landing on the Red Planet, NASA will Farewell to the Mars Rover efficient "Spirit". As the space agency announced that it will hire this week their attempts to make contact with the little robot vehicle.

It so far: about seven and a half years after his landing on the Red Planet, NASA will Farewell to the Mars Rover efficient “Spirit”. As the space agency announced that it will hire this week their attempts to make contact with the little robot vehicle.

“Spirit” and its twin, “Opportunity” landed on Mars in early 2004 and have exceeded all expectations. NASA had assumed only a 90-day life, but the rovers rolled, rolled and rolled. To “Spirit” then in May 2009 in the Martian sand stuck: All attempts by NASA to rescue him failed. Their last communication with Earth is 14 months, but “Spirits” many fans at the space agency tried repeatedly at intervals to wake her “favorite child “.

Now they give up: They believe that the recent Mars Rover winter with its cold temperatures did not survive. Thus, his historical Mars exploration mission is almost definitely over. But: “Opportunity” continue to roll.

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