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Spirit Stuck Stuck on Mars?
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Jan 8, 2004, 10:51 PM
 
So much for great landing... The thing is stuck on Mars and Nasa does not know what to do.

The news was reported on CNN

Maybe the Martians are ****ing with us!

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Jan 8, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
Hah...

I mean you spend few hundred million dollars on this thing, and you didn't think it through? Before the landing I was thinking what happens to the parachute and deflated airbags after the spirit has landed? Won't those get in the way? Now I have my answer. Haha... sorry.
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Jan 9, 2004, 12:03 AM
 
The lander has alternate ramps for the Spirit to come down from.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 12:58 AM
 
Originally posted by Nebrie:
The lander has alternate ramps for the Spirit to come down from.
great, a hundred million dollar remote control car stuck... HAHA, they have alternate ways of geting that rover off the platform. If all else fails manover it carefully over the side... Then again I am not a rocket scientist.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 01:41 AM
 
One ramp, two ramp, three ramp, four.
No way out to the martian floor.
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Jan 9, 2004, 03:45 AM
 
Originally posted by hyteckit:
Hah...

I mean you spend few hundred million dollars on this thing, and you didn't think it through? Before the landing I was thinking what happens to the parachute and deflated airbags after the spirit has landed? Won't those get in the way? Now I have my answer. Haha... sorry.
Gee, you should work for NASA.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 07:04 AM
 
No info about this on the JPL/NASA/Mars Rover web page. Some info from the 7th about the 'lift & tuck' procidure that where going to do but nothing about the results?
Why doesnt NASA post all the info from the daily brefing/press confrence on the site?
Or at least have it on NASA TV/Real Stream at the same time every day. When it's on at 9am PST I can't see it because I am still at work with no sound (5PM GMT) so I had started to watch the repeat which on at about Midnight GMT but for the past few days thay have has stuff from the ISS on at that time instead .
NASA should save the daily brefing as a seporate stream (like Apple does with the keynotes).
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 07:34 AM
 
I bet NASA were happy that it landed intact; I don't think they ever expect it to last long, let alone get it back.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 07:47 AM
 
Maybe it teamed up with the Beagle
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Jan 9, 2004, 04:47 PM
 
Originally posted by AKcrab:
Gee, you should work for NASA.
He thought of that and told us. Why are you talking agressive to him. Weak, dude.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 04:51 PM
 
Remember when the nasa idiots forgot to convert to metric and the damn thing smashed into the planet full blast

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Jan 9, 2004, 04:53 PM
 
Originally posted by PB2K:
Maybe it teamed up with the Beagle
You know, it just occured to me why they named it the Beagle. I bet they were planning to make the announcement: Ladies and gentlemen, the Beagle has landed.

Too bad it crashed.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 04:54 PM
 
Originally posted by AKcrab:
Gee, you should work for NASA.
AKcrab,

Lighten up. I was just joking around. Of course I'm hoping this will be a successful mission. I know it's difficult to maneuver the Spirit because of the delay feedback and the limited amount of solar power. They are taking things slowly because a slight mishap will cost the US closed to $1 billion dollars wasted on the project.
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Jan 9, 2004, 05:03 PM
 
Originally posted by SimeyTheLimey:
You know, it just occured to me why they named it the Beagle. I bet they were planning to make the announcement: Ladies and gentlemen, the Beagle has landed.

Too bad it crashed.
i think it was named after darwin's ship.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 05:07 PM
 
Originally posted by quandarry:
i think it was named after darwin's ship.
So literal.
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 05:08 PM
 
Originally posted by quandarry:
i think it was named after darwin's ship.
yep
     
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Jan 9, 2004, 05:34 PM
 
I really hope they fix this though, things seemed to be going so well and it would be disappointing to say the least.

Not to mention there must be 5 billion dollars of Nasa junk piled up on Mars by now.

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Jan 9, 2004, 06:09 PM
 
Didnt the exact same thing happen with pathfinder? Then they fixed the issue.



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Jan 9, 2004, 06:11 PM
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by hyteckit:
One ramp, two ramp, three ramp, four.
No way out to the martian floor.
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