No gas stations or mechanics in space & too far from the sun to use solar power. Running on nuclear.
Designed to last ~12 years, still functioning after 30+ years.
Controlled by three CPUs, running as 6.4 MHZ (mega-, not giga-): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_1802
Considering the advances we've made since 1977...
... Detroit should be building cars that are better than anything else available, instead of getting their lunch eaten by foreign car makers.
... These things are still running on their original fuel source and we're still importing (oil) energy ... why?