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January 29, 2010

#695: Spirit


Day 1 of 90

[[The Spirit rover is on the surface of Mars.]]

Spirit (thinking): 89 days to go!

Day 88 of 90

Spirit (thinking): Two days until I go home!

Day 91 of 90

Spirit (thinking): ?

Day 103 of 90

Spirit (thinking): Maybe I didn’t do a good enough job.

Day 127 of 90

Spirit (thinking): Maybe if I do a good enough job, they’ll let me come home.

Day 857 of 90

Spirit (thinking): I thought I analyzed that rock really well.

Spirit (thinking): It’s okay, I’ll do the next one better.

Day 1293 of 90

Spirit (thinking): Sandstorm. Power dying.

Spirit (thinking): But a good rover would keep going. A good rover like they wanted.

Day 1944 of 90

Spirit (thinking): Oh no.


Spirit (thinking): I’m stuck.


Spirit (thinking): Did I do a good job?

Spirit (thinking): Do I get to come home?

Spirit (thinking): Guys?

[[Spirit rests in the middle of a vast Martian landscape.]]