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When Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on the red planet in January 2004, their initial mission was only 90 days long. But component testing by companies such as Precision Test Solutions, which evaluated semiconductors used in optic systems onboard the rovers, resulted in sturdy designs able to withstand the isolation of space, allowing the rovers to beam back dramatic images as they far surpassed their expected service time. More than 12 years later, Opportunity continues to examine Martian soil while Spirit finally lost contact with NASA in March 2010 when its solar panels became coated in Martian dust. “[Opportunity] is still working,” says Mike McEntee, senior director of sales, marketing and quality for Precision Test Solutions. “You know why? Because testing is knowing!”


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