Final words for Spirit

15 Sep

Although Spirit stopped working awhile ago, the 9/11 tribute from Opportunity got me to think about what was said in the final chapter of Spirit. Well, here’s the speech of John Callas, MER Project Manager at the Spirit Celebration back in July.


“But, let’s also remember that Spirit’s great accomplishments did not come at the expense of some vanquished foe or by outscoring some opponent. Spirit did this, we did this – to explore, to discover, to learn – for the benefit of all humankind. In that respect, these rovers represent the highest aspiration of our species.”



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