“My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”
– Final message received from the Opportunity rover on Mars
Abby E. Murray is the editor of Collateral, a journal that publishes work concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. She teaches writing to army officers on fellowship from the Army War College at the University of Washington, high school students in Tacoma, and detained, undocumented youth in a local detention center.
Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech.