Ellie reader Carsten pointed us to this article at the NASA JPL website. Spirit, one of the two twin rovers that had been making their ways across the Martian terrain, hasn’t been heard from since March of 2010. In March of this year the last attempt at contacting the rover was made to no avail. Finally, after more than six years (five years, nine months more than expected) Spirit’s mission is complete.

Everyone at the Strang Institute bids a fond farewell to Spirit and salutes all those involved with her mission to explore the red planet.

We can only hope Ellie’s mission can be as successful.