Saying goodbye to Opportunity, the Mars rover

NASA has said goodbye to the beloved Opportunity rover. On this Valentine’s day, we pay tribute to it since it was pretty much the perfect partner: reliable, committed, communicative. The rover taught us about the space around us. It first landed on Mars in 2004 and was supposed to stay for three months, but lasted 15 years.



  • Abby Fraeman - deputy project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory