Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Although it has been mentioned here before, this continues to be a great PR coup for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The rovers are working on Mars years beyond their planned life while NASA continues to struggle with manned space programs it prefers. In fact, the rovers have been in action for so long that they have largely fallen out of the news stream. There will be a memorial when they are finally shut down, but it looks as if they still have time to run. Other than the Hubble, which is approaching the end of its life, NASA must wish that its other deep space programs were as successful as this one.