This Comic Of The Spirit Rover’s Life On Mars Will Break Your Heart https://xkcd.com/695/
On this day in 2003, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, was launched en route to the Red Planet. Spirit operated on Mars until it became irrecoverably stuck in soft soil on May 1st, 2009. Spirit continued operating from its position until communication with the rover was lost on March 22, 2010.
Read NASA’s ‘Heartfelt Goodbye to a Spirited Mars Rover’ http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/2011/05/a-heartfelt-goodbye-to-a-spirited-mars-rover/