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Extricating Spirit, Digging out from Troy
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post Nov 8 2009, 07:49 PM
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Given that we're already up near 1100 posts, perhaps time for a new thread to follow this process?
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post Nov 8 2009, 07:55 PM
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I don't remember seeing any estimates of how far back along her path Spirit needs to move to have all five working wheels on solid ground. Does the thin crust over the bright, dusty material extend further back than the visible piles of powder excavated by the left hand wheels?

And - forgive me if this has been answered, I've searched but not been found it - do we know what the pale material actually is? Silica or sulphate salts, or something else?

(Edit: Found CosmicRocker / Paolo :

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...;p=142244"]http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...st&p=142244

...which doesn't shed much light smile.gif )


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post Nov 8 2009, 08:16 PM
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do they have cameras on the practice rovers? it'd be neat to see the p.o.v. of what they're planning to do, and how the view compares with the real deal on Mars.
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post Nov 8 2009, 08:24 PM
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QUOTE (BrianL @ Nov 8 2009, 11:49 AM) *
Given that we're already up near 1100 posts, perhaps time for a new thread to follow this process?

Done smile.gif

GO SPIRIT!!! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


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post Nov 9 2009, 12:15 PM
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I'm a bit late, but I saw this continuation thread just now.
I only wanted to say:

It's a little ol' rover from Pa-sa-de-na...
Go Spirit go, Spirit go, Spirit go.

(cfr. Beach Boys mid '60)

wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

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post Nov 9 2009, 12:53 PM
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Ahh Spirit, you beautiful amazing girl...I want to hug you! biggrin.gif
GO! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


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post Nov 9 2009, 07:46 PM
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Teleconference to be held on Thursday:
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/nov/H...ck_telecon.html

Audio stream should be available here:
http://www.nasa.gov/news/media/newsaudio/index.html


Also, the tracking site is back up.
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post Nov 9 2009, 11:43 PM
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The server is going to lag with all the spinning wheel gifs.

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post Nov 10 2009, 06:55 AM
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QUOTE (ups @ Nov 9 2009, 05:43 PM) *
The server is going to lag with all the spinning wheel gifs.

Yeah isn't it great? the thread with the most spinning wheel gifs is for the rover that isn't going anywhere laugh.gif


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post Nov 10 2009, 11:05 AM
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Eppur si muove!
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post Nov 10 2009, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE (Oersted @ Nov 10 2009, 03:05 AM) *
Eppur si muove!

I'm still waiting to hear the inquisition's report.

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post Nov 10 2009, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Nov 7 2009, 11:37 AM) *
I thought they were still dealing with the flash memory problems...
I guess they are...

Date extrication starts isn't quite certain, but happening very soon. Want to fix "amnesia events" first if we can.
http://twitter.com/MarsRoverDriver
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post Nov 11 2009, 07:30 AM
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Scott's latest Tweet:

" On Nov 12, there will be a press conference on upcoming Spirit extrication. Expect news stories shortly after, everywhere. :-) "


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post Nov 11 2009, 09:16 AM
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What time?


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post Nov 11 2009, 09:31 AM
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What time? NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 12, to discuss attempts to free the Mars rover Spirit from sandy soil where the venerable robot has been stuck for the past six months.
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