Nasa rover breaks down on Mars

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  2. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

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    Call Rover-Repair... or is it the Repair Rover?
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    They're not going to know anything more until 9 PM PST - that's got to be tough having to wait around for that.

    I really hope they get it fixed - supposedly things like this happened to Pathfinder - so not all is lost.

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    heh, bet the Beagle boys are grinning at that one
     
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    god that sucks. kinda expensive glitch!!! hope it gets fixed and they can tell us if they will open a starbucks or not
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    actually, I'll bet they're a little sorry of the NASA guys aswell.....

    And I hope this isn't a system issue that affects the other lander when it arrives on Saturday....that would be death for the project :(

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    i think one of the martians decided to kick the rover trying to figure out what it was.
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Nah... Scouse Martians... probably nicked the wheels when it stopped to negotiate some rocks ... heheheh
     
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    Not much for them to grin about considering that Spirit was FAR more successful than the Beagle ever was.
     
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    oh i'm sure they're bummed but i'm also sure that a li'l wry grin appeared somewhere, after all, it did ultimately fail whether it was way more successful or not.


    iGAV ... haha, reminds me of a joke, can't remember who, but they talked about putting a stereo with no plug on it on the street, next to a motor, and guaranteed the car would be on bricks before the stereo went
     
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    My thoughts are with JPL for continued success with Spirit. This is probably just a temporary glitch, could be due to a whole host of reasons. All we can do now is wait till 9pm PST.
     
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    Well, it's gonna be such a huge letdown for NASA if they lose Spirit after it gave space exploration the boost it needed in the wake of the Columbia accident.
     
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    There is a good Slashdot article on this. All is not lost. They can still hear it. Maybe they will do the equivalent of restarting it? Hopefully it all works out.
     
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    you gotta wonder what type of safeguards are built in.

    i would think that if the rover goes a week without hearing from earth, it would "restart" and revert to defaults.... not sure how possible this is, but i think it only makes sense.

    phat- you beat my by 2 min...
     
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    from nasa:

     
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    Well it's a least far more succesfull than the previous effort that crash-landed on one of the poles due to some scientist working in miles and the others in kilometers. :rolleyes:

    Now that's an expensive way to learn about emperial/metric systems :p
     
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    That would be an easy fix.......

    CTL-ALT-DEL

    And it would be good for another twenty minutes.
     
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    But martians only have two fingers... :p
     
  21. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Wow...

    Sad.

    What the heck guys, NASA, you gotta check EVERY possible scenario...

    Hits rock in every possible place...


    Come on!

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    Sadly on my 11pm local news they said it has ben more than 24 hours since they got any meaning data from Spirit. Just some beeps. Ruled out bad weather on Earth. Hopefully they can fix the problem soon. A theory on my part, may the soon to be arrival of opportunity is temporarily interferring with the signal!
     
  23. alphaone macrumors 6502

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    Update

    Sounds like they can fix it...I think.
    LOL :rolleyes:
    Sounds good to me :)
     
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    Ya, Windows ME ( Mars Edition) :D
     

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