When Budget Cuts Strike

Posted by on Mar 25, 2008 in Culture, Stuff, Technology | No Comments

This is kind of sad. Budget cuts are forcing scientists at NASA to turn off Mars rover Spirit for the winter, with no guarantee that it will be operable again when Martian spring arrives. After passing it’s “90 day mission” 1,400 days ago, Spirit is to be done in by bean counters.

Update: NASA reverses course.

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