NASA set to hold funeral for silent Mars Opportunity rover (CNET)

From Eric Mack, CNET:

NASA made its final attempts to contact its estranged Martian rover, Opportunity, late Tuesday. There was no response, and NASA is convening its leadership to deliver what appears to be a eulogy for its well-traveled robot Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT.

Tanya Harrison, an alum of Opportunity’s operations team, was in the room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tuesday night and shared on Twitter: “Spent the evening at JPL as the last ever commands were sent to the Opportunity rover on #Mars. There was silence. There were tears.” Space fans shed tears too as NASA’s official announcement approached.…

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