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Old 01-22-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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mars spirit rover problems

it's stopped transmitting i hope nothing's seriously wrong with it and it starts working again

at least the other rover is scheduled to land soon.


http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040122_1102.html


NASA: Spirit Rover Stops Sending Data
NASA Says No Meaningful Data Has Been Transmitted From Spirit Rover From Mars in More Than 24 Hours


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PASADENA, Calif. Jan. 22 NASA's Spirit rover stopped transmitting data from the surface of Mars for more than 24 hours, mission members said Thursday.
NASA last heard from Spirit early Wednesday. Since then, it has returned just random, meaningless data and only then sporadically, scientists said. Initially, the scientists said they believed weather problems on Earth caused the glitch. They now said they believe the rover was experiencing hardware or software problems.
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I hope it is still under warranty....
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I wonder if the Land Rover Dealership has anything to say about this
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NASA: Spirit Rover Stops Sending Data
NASA Says No Meaningful Data Has Been Transmitted From Spirit Rover From Mars in More Than 24 Hours
that doesn't necessarely mean that it doesn't work anymore though
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they said on cnn that they've heard a signal from it which usually indicates major problems. they don't know if it's hardware or software yet.
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I wonder if the Land Rover Dealership has anything to say about this
Sponsorship of space missions. This could help with the cost of future missions.
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The Martians took it. They didn't want anyone to see too much!

I have a cat named Spirit. I used to think he was a ghost because he was white and you only got a glimpse of him real fast at night. But after the hurricane he came to stay, he won't leave the yard.
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Probably a couple of martian teenagers on a joy ride....
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The Martians took it. They didn't want anyone to see too much!
YES!

They were afraid the rover might find the "Weapons of Mass Destruction."

They have seen Bush's recent approval ratings, and the martians feared we (as in the inhabitants of the United States of America) might be dumb enough to re-elect him, in turn, sending manned mission to find the "weapons" and steal their oil.

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i think its the weather causing it to not work.
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i hope it's a software problem, that would be easier to run diagnostics on and troubleshoot than a hardware problem.
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Maybe they need to reboot - works for me....
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that's always been my motto

when in doubt reboot
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I had a dream about this last night

My friend launched a new one and it was surrounded in bubble wrap, and it landed safely (except there were oceans, which in my dream made sense b/c space wasn't air, but all water). I remember thinking how cool it was for her to land the satellite on Mars when no one thought she could.
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