This Just in: Mars Rovers Will Not Be Shut Down

NASA has announced that the Mars rover Spirit will not be shut down. This is a great relief to us, and to all of the io9ers who cried out in pain when NASA suggested it would have to kill Spirit in order to make a $4 million budget cut requested by the US government. [AP via Yahoo! News]

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Annalee Newitz

If this was a publicity strategy to point out that cutting NASA funds is a bad idea, I'm glad it worked. I still think we should petition Google to sponsor the rovers.