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Mars Rover Will Not Be Down For Breakfast

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Reptile, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Reptile

    Reptile NES Member

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  2. JackOfAllTrades

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    Not bad for a 90 day mission.

    RIP brave little toaster.
     
  3. Greschner 4

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    2.5 Billion, 140 million miles, and a cloud of dust.
     
  4. cams

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    Some Martian grabbed it for his kid and is making a remote control for it as we speak.
     
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    Ouch but you’ve got to start somewhere.
     
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    That's what NASA gets for using cheap Chinese parts.
     
  7. greencobra

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    wish my earthly vehicles would do a quarter of that. warranty? we don't need no stinkin' warranty.
     
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    Ya'll remember this, when some alien monster named, "O-nitty" shows up, to wipe us out!

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    At 11:53pm it became self aware and severed communications with earth.

    Or maybe it was aliens?
     
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  10. enbloc

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    This^

    That rover never made it off the planet...

    [​IMG]
    [smile]
     
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    RIP little buddy
     
  12. Prepper

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    As long as it doesn't return to earth calling itself Vger, we should be okay.

    RIP rover.
     
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    How was it costing 500000 a month to send it a wake up command?
     
  14. Bob P

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    Salary for the team working on it, computer time, broadcast antenna time, opportunity cost for projects not worked on etc
     
  15. Bob P

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    This shows that sometimes NASA does indeed get it right. Fantastic engineering here.
     
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    Mine, All Mine
     
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    Last message from Opportunity:

    "My battery is low and it's getting dark."

    RIP rover, and well done NASA.
     
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    Coverup. It was totaled by a Chinese rover. Some people just can't drive.
     
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    It wasn't, they would never tell you the real cost, you're just the stupid taxpayer! They have to justify those big budgets somehow.
     
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    Just over 28 miles traveled on Mars. Not bad for a little guy on a 90 day mission that lasted almost 15 years. Got a good photo of all of us too.

    All 8 billion of us on that tiny dot in the middle of nowhere. We are infinitesimally small.
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