[extropy-chat] Mars rovers RIP?
spike66 at comcast.net
Mon Jan 2 04:53:30 UTC 2006
> On Sunday, January 01, 2006 6:42 PM Jeff Davis jrd1415 at yahoo.com wrote:
> > No one showed any interest at the time. With the
> > appearance of this article:
> > Rovers Still Circle Mars
> > http://wired.com/news/wireservice/0,69949-0.html?tw=wn_tophead_5
> > Wherein we read:
> > "These rovers are living on borrowed time.
> > We're so past warranty on them,"...
> Geez, I would've predicted Spirit to have already been under by now.
> So, I'd have lost.
Oh ye of little faith. These rovers are a Lockheeed Martin
When these birds last this long, the programs end up with
an embarrassing problem. They need to come up with funding
to keep someone interpreting the new unexpected data. The
slave labor (graduate students) move on, but there is still
valuable data coming down every day.
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