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Press Release Images: Spirit
24-August-2007
Spirit Surpasses ‘70s Superstar
Image of Spirit and Viking in the 70th style
Legends never fall, but their records beckon to be broken. NASA's rover Spirit recently overtook the classic Viking 2 Lander's spot as the second-longest-lasting spacecraft on the surface of Mars: 1290 sols (martian days) and counting! Its twin Opportunity is climbing the charts, next up to take its place in the top three. But better watch out -- the next generation of rovers are designed to be "far out" and "super-charged," traveling much farther and lasting much longer. So, stay tuned for more fab feats to come!

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