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Mars Exploration Rover A - Spirit by MacRebisz Mars Exploration Rover A - Spirit by MacRebisz

Another one in my Martian rovers series. This time it is, now nonoperational, Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit”, which roved Mars for over 5 years until it got stuck in a soft soil.

Spirit, also known as MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover – A) or MER-2, is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010.[1] It was one of two rovers of NASA's ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission. 

Learn more about this mission on official NASA website and Wikipedia.

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Relic302 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Poor Spirit.:sigh: One day someone will come to get you! 
JefWu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Really love this!perfectly done!
8one6 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
stren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
RIP Spirit, love the drawing
The-Trave11er Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Wonderful and slightly sorrowful art!
kacperozuar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you make some space art about Poland, I'd love that. I love space and I am quite patriotic. (Though, when I was younger, mum and my stepdad moved (with me) from Poland, so I don't speak Polish very fluently, but, I wish to come back when I grow up.) 

[Flags Hearts] Poland Heart  
groovychk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.  Spirit did a wonderful job.  Rest well, little one.  Someday, hopefully soon, we'll be there to join you.
Giantessica Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work.  Their original mission was only supposed to last 90 days.  Her sister, Opportunity, is still roaming the surface today.  Amazing!  Maybe, in the future when humans go to Mars, someone will brush off those solar panels and it will come back to life.  Anyway, nice tribute.
WorldsandCenturies Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
These rovers were supposed to last for like a year or so and ended up lasting for half a decade and I think Opportunity is still functional. With efficiency like that, NASA should be designing everything else in this world. 
Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Professional Photographer
Lovely work! :thumbsup: ;)
crapopabo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Always a pleasure to see your work ^^
SpacePozzolo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Wonderful.A Tribute to Explorers!!!!
NASA (1959-1975/1992-) Icon 
Dante-Wynter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
I wonder when we'll get around to picking up some of our junk we've left around the solar system? There's a bunch of it on the moon, obviously more on Mars, some on Titan, and a few things on Venus, although that stuff may have corroded away to nothing by the time we get to it.

This sort of picture fills me with an odd sense of melancholy.  Good job.
Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
If I can depress you even more, think of some tourist clown scuffing away the Apollo 11 foot pints or even sadder, in the far future some extraterrestrial finding our stuff after we are all gone and wondering why we never went beyond it. 
NyrathWiz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone named "Cat" wrote a poem about Curiosity and other abandon rovers, called "And they told us to tell you hello"…
Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Thank you for the website.  I will have to take time to look it completely over and the section is comforting.  But I still believe that we as a species can do much better than a few pieces of junk in space for our high water mark.  It is my hope we take that final leap into the ocean of star.
KPEKEP Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
great !
Spex84 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
Very John Berkey-esque. Nice work!!
TacoWrath Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a good job, little buddy. Rest In Peace.
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
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