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NASA Concedes Defeat In Effort To Free Spirit Rover

January 26th, 2010 01:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “NASA has conceded defeat in its battle to free the Spirit rover from its Martian sand trap. The vehicle became stuck in soft soil back in May last year and all the efforts to extricate it have failed. NASA says that Spirit, which landed on the Red Planet over six years ago, will ‘no longer be a fully mobile robot,’ and has instead designated the once-roving scientific explorer a stationary science platform.”

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