NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
The president announced a new initiative in high-tech manufacturing onFriday. The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership between the U.S. and advanced manufacturing corporations and foundations will entail a $500 million investment on the part of the U.S. government.
President Obama listens as he is shown the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) Car. The president toured Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 24 prior to announcing a new partnership between advanced manufacturing companies and the U.S. government.Carolyn Kaster/AP
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.