31 August 2007

When the going gets tough

Spirit keeps going.

Lame on one leg, eyes full of dust, but the morale is high and the bugger lives in spite of all.

NASA's rover Spirit recently overtook the classic Viking 2 Lander's spot as the second-longest-lasting spacecraft on the surface of Mars: 1290 sols (martian days) and counting!
Of course, he is good, but only as good as thousands of people who build him. And some other people could learn a lesson from this story of enduring craftsmanship. Bleh...