Don't Kill the Rover

From Asa, I saw that NASA had directed JPL to get ready to hibernate one of the Mars rovers in order to save money. Fortunately, someone realized that that would penny-wise and pound-foolish, so NASA changed its mind.

The order sent a shudder through the rover operating office at JPL in La Caņada Flintridge and through the wider science community that views the rovers as one of NASA's most glittering successes during a time when the manned exploration program has suffered tragedy and delay.

LA Times

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