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Endeavour Drive - Drivability analysis
djellison
post Sep 18 2008, 11:05 AM
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http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/200809191

You can listen via NPR, or via one of the web feeds that are listed on the site, but make sure you do listen if you can.
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djellison
post Sep 19 2008, 06:01 PM
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Tune in now
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djellison
post Sep 19 2008, 06:08 PM
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"What's next for Opportunity - time for another martian road trip - perhaps a really long one?"
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djellison
post Sep 19 2008, 06:14 PM
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Paraphrasing Squyres :

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Where to now?

Well, we've exhausted the easy places - time to do something hard

Bold, difficult, maybe impossible.

To the SE of this at a distance of 12km, 7 miles is an enormous crater - we're going to head of towards it. I think it could take a couple of years.

We think we can drive a lot faster than we have in the past.

We're rolling the dice in a sense - we think it's the right direction to go anyway.




Alfred McEwen -

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October 10th - new HiRISE image to map the gap between the big crater and Victoria


Rui.... you have clearance to explode.
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post Sep 19 2008, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Sep 19 2008, 08:14 PM) *
Rui.... you have clearance to explode.

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post Sep 19 2008, 06:52 PM
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NO! WAY!

You guys must be pulling my leg. If not, this is the grandest news I've heard in a couple years.

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post Sep 19 2008, 06:58 PM
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Last I checked, the date isn't April 1....

-the other Doug


edit -- by the way: YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


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imipak
post Sep 19 2008, 07:23 PM
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Harrumble!! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 19 2008, 07:30 PM
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That's just amazing !! This is going to be one hell of a route map to maintain laugh.gif
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post Sep 19 2008, 07:34 PM
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mars EXPLORATION rovers

Am delighted by this news.
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post Sep 19 2008, 07:44 PM
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Awesome - we may not get what we want, but I'd rather Oppy die trying than miss out on some great science by trying to be safe at this point. wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


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post Sep 19 2008, 07:51 PM
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That's Ithaca crater!!! It cannot be anything else!!! Let's go to Ithaca now and hug Steve Squyres!!! biggrin.gif
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post Sep 19 2008, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Sep 19 2008, 08:51 PM) *
That's Ithaca crater!


Sorry - if I didn't make it clear - yes - it is - and they've named it Endeavour
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post Sep 19 2008, 07:59 PM
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As an American taxpayer, I must say that I wish all government programs produced the returns and guts of this one!

Thank god for flat terrain. 12 km is a long way at rover speed and forever if you have to keep dodging obstacles.


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post Sep 19 2008, 08:02 PM
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I knew it all along. rolleyes.gif laugh.gif
Just think, a couple years from now opportunity may be upstaging MSL!
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