Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Good Night Oppy

I just watched Good Night Oppy and it's surprisingly wonderful. I'm so excited to show it to Zac! Free on Amazon Prime, it's about the twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Given a very short expected mission duration, Opportunity astounded everyone by lasting over 14 years!

I highly recommend this excellent heartwarming documentary, and it's very family friendly. It's rated PG for some very mild language (dammit).

    Spirit rover
    Landing date: January 4, 2004
    Last contact: March 22, 2010

    Opportunity rover
    Landing date: January 25, 2004
    Last contact: June 10, 2018

    Curiosity rover
    Landing date: August 5, 2012
    still active

    Perseverance rover
    Landing date: February 18, 2021
    still active

The newest rover exploring Mars is Perseverance (the mission mentioned at the very end of Life on Mars, the early reader by Mary Kay Carson which has a very nice overview of the missions sent to Mars thus far, with pictures).

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1 comment:

Eva said...

Thanks for the tip about about the movie. There is also a picture book Good Night, Oppy!.