Due to $4 million in budget cuts in NASA Mars exploration program, project leaders are thinking of putting one of the rovers in hibernation. NASA officials said, however, that it will not be necessary to and shutting down either Spirit or Opportunity is "not an option." The tough little rovers have gone way beyond their original mission of 90 days and have continued giving us amazing science for over four years.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.