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Fraser
2017-Dec-13, 11:22 PM
Having survived its eight winter in a row, the Opportunity rover continues to operate long past its original, anticipated lifespan.
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slang
2017-Dec-14, 12:53 AM
Wow.. more than 13 years. I remember hitting the internet again and again just to see the next navcam image as soon as it came in. And long before that, always looking for the next update from Steve Squyres on the MER development website. What an exceptional performance, from the machine and the folks that made it happen. He really knew how to convey his enthousiasm. A joy. Squyers... almost 62 already! Will Opportunity outlive his retirement?