As Curiosity, the next-generation Mars rover, prepares for her landing in Gale Crater on August 5/6, veteran Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity offer up their best advice, speaking through those who know them best. - Collected and edited by A.J.S. Rayl
“The world expects many things from you. Don't be afraid. Know that you can live beyond all the expectations. Just keep going, keep communicating with the Earthlings, and keep sending them pictures. And don't forget that you are loved and admired by people all around the Earth. We can't wait for you to land on Mars!”
- Sofi Collis, who gave Spirit and Opportunity their names
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