Getting Spirit out of the sandtrap

When all you’ve got on Mars is a six-wheeled rover, and no prospects of getting a person there in the next generation or two, there’s no end of ingenuity you won’t come up with to get the blessed thing out of the sandtrap it’s driven into. Especially when you have no certain idea of what the sand is actually like.

0 responses to “Getting Spirit out of the sandtrap

  1. Both the rover and its builders and handlers are doing so far beyond the envelope that I don’t have more words for admiration anymore. It’s extraordinary.

  2. Dick Stanley

    It is amazing. I’d still rather see a commercial operation with people accompanying these robots when they need a quick fix.