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MER - Second Martian Birthday
djellison
post Sep 29 2007, 10:34 AM
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It depends how you do the maths - but today, tomorrow, at some point about now - Spirit is celebrating her second Martian Birthday.

As is traditional with such things (well, I did it last time) - I sent birthday cards to Cornell & JPL thanking the scientists and the engineers for their hard work and their efforts in taking us along for the adventure with them.

Steve tells me that the Cornell card has safely arrived, and that their MER model is now wearing her badge right between the Navcams smile.gif


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post Sep 29 2007, 09:14 PM
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Cool, Doug! smile.gif Who could have dreamed this? Here's the cake:
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post Sep 29 2007, 10:45 PM
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Is it just me or isn't two martian years on SOL 1338? huh.gif

Martian year is 669 sols and x2 = 1338


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post Sep 29 2007, 11:00 PM
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We had the same argument last time around, and allowing for the fact that we've got two of them three weeks apart, the pace of international postage - I sent them nice and early. It's more a birthday 'season' than a day smile.gif

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post Sep 30 2007, 08:46 AM
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O.K. let's keep an eye on the MER video updates wink.gif
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post Oct 4 2007, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 30 2007, 12:00 AM) *
I sent them nice and early.


So did my godparents when I was a nipper. I wasn't allowed to open the mysterious and exciting packages until it was my actual birthday, though.
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