#Pic_A_Day  (1533) @AlMachFineArt - Out of this world vehicle “Opportunity”!

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Out of this world vehicle “Opportunity”!

Yesterday news was revealed that efforts to revive the Mars Rover Opportunity was suspended.

 

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA's return to the Red Planet.

The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After more than a thousand commands to restore contact, engineers in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made their last attempt to revive Opportunity Tuesday, to no avail. The solar-powered rover's final communication was received June 10.

 

Here is a link to the NASA announcement:

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7334&utm_source=...

 

I saw the full size model of Oportunity at the Smithsonian in Washington DC and had fun with the pictures from Mars…

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