Goodbye opportunity. A history of Mars exploration rovers



On February 13, 2019, NASA tweeted a sad message:

For the robot that has turned 90 days into 15 years of exploration: you have been and remain the opportunity of your life. Rest well, rover. Your mission is over.

It's strange to get upset a bit by saying these words. Feeling sad of a robot on another planet.

But I guess you feel the same way. And today, I wanted to go back to the history of Mars exploration rovers, their spirit and their possibilities. To guide you in their creation, their launch on Mars, the amazing discoveries they made and, of course, how they died.

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