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Farewell Spirit….1000+ days on Mars

RIP, Spirit: NASA to Cease Trying to Contact Its Silent Mars Rover
By Clay Dillow Posted 05.25.2011 at 10:47 am

We knew this day was coming, but it’s still never easy when days like today finally come: After more than a year of silence, NASA is ending its attempts to contact its Spirit rover, which has been dormant on the surface of Mars since its last communication with handlers on Earth since March 22, 2010.