They don’t build ’em like they used to

In an amusing story out earlier this week, it turns out that one of the NASA’s Mars Rovers has finally broken (somewhat).

The rovers, each designed to last 6 months, have been going for 2 years, and are still happily trunding around their landing sites doing really good science. The other day however one of the rovers broke a wheel. 1 of the 6 it has. And so with one wheel trailing it’s just continuing to roll around on it’s remaining 5 wheels. Now that’s what I call solid.