NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
On Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people converged on the Mall in what was the biggest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history. The one-day rally, known as the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” was the culmination of efforts demanding civil rights for African Americans. Demonstrators arrived in D.C. in droves, by car, bus and train, for a variety of ceremonies and events including the march, singing and speeches — most notably, the Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which would become emblematic of the entire civil rights movement.
Ready to marchPauline Elmore ties an armband for Samuel Miller before the start of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. Both D.C. residents volunteered to be marshals at the march.The Washington Star
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.