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Old 02-13-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Lost Opportunity

Earth says goodbye to Mars rover:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...W7BDsfRGxT9tVY
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #2
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One wonders what a short story Ray Bradbury would have made of this.
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Sad news, but considering they weren't supposed to only last for 90 days at first, both went way beyond that! Heck of an accomplishment!
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:43 PM   #4
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There was one mars rover forget the name that used it's lander as a communications relay. When that died it's rover would power up, make a 360 degree circuit around the lander waiting for relayed instructions, then when it didn't get any shut back down, repeating the process daily "Like an orphaned calf circling the dead body of it's mother" as one writer put it.

Heady stuff to imagine that we are controlling devices on other planets when barely a century ago we had just figured out how to build a workable flying machine.
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Amazing that it lasted that long. 15 years! Not bad for a 90 day mission.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:31 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LUCKY JACK AUBREY
"That's the future! What a fascinating modern age we live in.")
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Amazing that it lasted that long. 15 years! Not bad for a 90 day mission.
True that
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Its not dead its just out of juice, once the dust is blown off its solar panels that baby will be back up and running some time in the next 5 years.
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Amazing that it lasted that long. 15 years! Not bad for a 90 day mission.

... or a three hour cruise...












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