Paying Tribute

     

Paying Tribute

The piece of metal with the American flag on it is made of aluminum recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. It serves as a cable guard for Spirit’s rock abrasion tool as well as a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Opportunity has an identical piece.

Image Number: PIA05221
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University
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