Happy Birthday to Spirit
Today marks the second year since the Spirit
rover landed on Mars. It was only expected to last 4 months, but Spirit
and it's sibling Opportunity
keep puttering along doing their job of exploring the Mars-scape.
More information at the NASA Rover
Think about what this represents: a vehicle designed by a government funded project that has lasted eight times longer than expected, runs on sunlight, produces no pollution. We are still capable of solving problems when we are allowed to without corporate interference except for the product tie-in to LEGO.
[Update: This is the LEGO Mars Rover