Tuesday, February 3, 2009

NASA rover near "Stapledon" on Sol 1802

NASA reports that its Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was near a soil target known as "Stapledon" on sol 1802 (January 26, 2009). “Stapledon” is named after William Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950), a British philosopher and science fiction author who wrote Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future (1930), among other works.

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