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Good Night Oppy review: Hybrid doc is the best Pixar movie never made

The incredible true story of Mars rover Opportunity turns into a moving, inspirational and downright personal tale of a little machine millions of kilometres from home

Space 23 November 2022

Good Night Oppy

Oppy’s every move across the Red Planet was perilous: a tiny mistake could have terminated its mission

Amazon

Good Night Oppy

Ryan White

Amazon Prime

IT IS hard not to fall in love with Good Night Oppy, Ryan White’s stirring documentary about the interplanetary rover Opportunity. The vehicle launched into space on 7 July 2003, a few weeks after its sister machine, Spirit, and the pair landed on different sides of Mars in January 2004.

NASA expected both to live for just 90 sols, or Martian days, each about 39 minutes …