Twin Mars rovers still exploring after two years

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by syscom3, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    With a longevity unthinkable even to the humans that built them, NASA's remarkable Mars rovers remain hard at work after two years on the Red Planet's surface. Spirit and Opportunity reached the Red Planet on January 3 and 24, 2004, beginning planned 90-day missions to uncover proof that water once flowed on the Mars surface. Today, both motorized robots are still going strong in their continued scientific purs

    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0601/24marsrovers/
     
  2. Hellbird

    Hellbird New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    yo I believe in aliens. dont laugh at me either
     
  3. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer of sorts
    Location:
    Deep in suburban Surrey
    That's good reliability - why can't cars be made that way?
     
  4. me262

    me262 Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    now they are showing signs of wear and fatigue, some motor are close to froze but still they are doing a job of 90 days, after 2 years, thats is cool
     
  5. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,767
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    Buy a car made by a decent company then. ;)
     
Loading...

Share This Page