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Spirit: End of Mission
briv1016
post May 1 2011, 09:20 PM
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New Update:

http://www.planetary.org/news/2011/0430_Ma...ate_Spirit.html

There is only so much that can be done from down here, and the countdown to the end of mission for Spirit has quietly, unofficially begun behind the scenes. Word is that NASA headquarters is preparing to announce that MER will continue as a one-rover mission around the first of June.

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JPL's crew will continue the current recovery operations, which take place several times a day, through May 25th, informed Nelson. Following that, "greatly reduced recovery operations" -- averaging one effort each week -- will continue through the end of the year.
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- briv1016   Spirit: End of Mission   May 1 2011, 09:20 PM
- - Stu   Oh... crap... http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...   May 24 2011, 06:38 PM
- - fredk   From the NASA TV schedule: QUOTE May 31, Tuesday 2...   May 24 2011, 07:05 PM
- - elakdawalla   Well spotted, Fred. And:   May 24 2011, 08:09 PM
|- - ustrax   Guys, gather around, the day we expected to happen...   May 24 2011, 08:19 PM
- - Stu   Very sad day, but probably the kindest thing to do...   May 24 2011, 09:46 PM
- - Sunspot   Spirit's gone for us,, but the weird thing is....   May 24 2011, 09:50 PM
- - nprev   Great poem, Stu. There's nothing more I can ad...   May 24 2011, 10:03 PM
- - Astro0   There's an audio discussion on right now about...   May 24 2011, 10:09 PM
- - bkellysky   "All journeys, all adventures, all dreams mus...   May 24 2011, 10:56 PM
- - djellison   I've been pondering the words that best descri...   May 24 2011, 11:28 PM
- - briv1016   What happened to the "try to communicate once...   May 24 2011, 11:39 PM
- - djellison   After review, it was decided that the likelihood o...   May 24 2011, 11:40 PM
- - brellis   Rest well, Spirit. One day, we'll come visit ...   May 24 2011, 11:49 PM
|- - Zeke4ther   Adieu   May 24 2011, 11:57 PM
- - Explorer1   We'll be seeing it again some day, not to worr...   May 25 2011, 01:06 AM
- - Pertinax   ... perchance to dream.... Sleep well my sweet Sp...   May 25 2011, 01:07 AM
- - lyford   Thank you to all the wonderful people at JPL who m...   May 25 2011, 03:08 AM
- - eoincampbell   "We drove ...until the wheels came off ...   May 25 2011, 03:11 AM
- - fredk   The May 31st announcement is now gone from the NAS...   May 25 2011, 04:21 AM
- - Bobby   A Tribute for Spirit from NASA: http://www.nasa....   May 25 2011, 06:19 AM
- - akuo   Farewell little robot. You brought anxiety, joy an...   May 25 2011, 07:00 AM
- - Stardust9906   Farewell Spirit and thank you.   May 25 2011, 09:36 AM
|- - Nomadd22   Curiosity must be thinking "Great. How am I s...   May 25 2011, 11:35 AM
- - Oersted   http://www.space.com/11773-nasa-mars-rover...ssion...   May 25 2011, 11:31 AM
- - TheChemist   I have been absent for so long, mainly due to spar...   May 25 2011, 12:50 PM
- - kungpostyle   Rest in Peace old friend.   May 25 2011, 01:16 PM
- - tanjent   Best not ponder the fact that Spirit seemed to be ...   May 25 2011, 01:31 PM
- - Rxke   Unlurking to say goodbye... But... what a ride...   May 25 2011, 01:48 PM
- - climber   Thank you for the ride little old Lady. Among your...   May 25 2011, 01:53 PM
- - hendric   Thank you Steve, for giving us the chance to walk ...   May 25 2011, 02:26 PM
- - Tom Gwilym   Awwwww.......*Sniff* The day has finally come. I ...   May 25 2011, 03:29 PM
- - Hungry4info   Recent MRO image of Spirit. http://www.uahirise.o...   May 25 2011, 05:34 PM
- - punkboi   Farewell, Spirit. Today also marks the 3-year ann...   May 25 2011, 05:50 PM
- - belleraphon1   SPIRIT... what a trek you gave us, little friend. ...   May 25 2011, 07:28 PM
- - centsworth_II   Spirit... made it to the hilltop, and showed us w...   May 25 2011, 07:57 PM
- - JayB   my own meager tribute to my favourite martian usin...   May 25 2011, 08:22 PM
- - Tesheiner   A lot of memories from this journey: Those ...   May 25 2011, 08:27 PM
- - paxdan   Spirit is Dead, Long Live Spirit!   May 25 2011, 08:28 PM
- - dot.dk   Thank you Spirit and MER team. It was one hell of ...   May 25 2011, 08:54 PM
|- - MoreInput   So farewell, Spirit, *sniff*. It was a long intere...   May 25 2011, 09:14 PM
|- - Eluchil   An great NASA video here.   May 25 2011, 11:35 PM
- - MERovingian   Sleep well Spirit, and hold the fort for us! W...   May 25 2011, 11:37 PM
- - Astro0   It is well worth going back and reading through th...   May 25 2011, 11:37 PM
|- - Mixer   I can't tell you the chill down my spine I got...   May 26 2011, 02:13 AM
- - Bill Harris   Spirit: you are born, you live, and you die, but ...   May 26 2011, 03:06 AM
|- - SFJCody   A glorious mission seems to have come to a close. ...   May 26 2011, 07:40 AM
|- - MahFL   The drive towards the Columbia Hills was one of th...   May 26 2011, 11:59 AM
- - vikingmars   "...the urge to anthropomorphize her almost o...   May 26 2011, 01:46 PM
- - PDP8E   One of the great things that came from the Spirit/...   May 26 2011, 02:36 PM
|- - kenny   QUOTE (PDP8E @ May 26 2011, 03:36 PM) (BT...   May 27 2011, 08:10 AM
- - ilbasso   I think often about how folks at JPL planned their...   May 26 2011, 07:25 PM
- - tasp   How many times did that 90 day warranty reset ? I...   May 27 2011, 02:14 AM
- - Stu   http://www.planetary.org/news/2011/0526_Ma...pdate...   May 30 2011, 05:45 AM
- - briv1016   @marsroverdriver The Nat Geo channel is airing ...   May 31 2011, 10:38 PM
|- - Norm Hartnett   QUOTE (briv1016 @ May 31 2011, 03:38 PM) ...   Jun 9 2011, 08:05 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Thanks for posting that, briv1016. I DVR'd it...   Jun 3 2011, 03:33 AM
- - Astro0   While Opportunity rolls on and the talk of Spirit ...   Jun 6 2011, 02:56 AM
- - Stu   Beautiful design and image, absolutely beautiful, ...   Jun 6 2011, 09:30 AM
|- - dilo   Beautiful indeed! Congrats.   Jun 6 2011, 10:44 AM
- - briv1016   It appears they have [finally] fixed the clock on ...   Jun 11 2011, 08:24 AM
- - Nix   There was a time when I used to sit down at the co...   Jun 15 2011, 01:57 PM
- - ilbasso   I'm moved beyond words. Thanks for this.   Jun 15 2011, 03:59 PM
- - MoreInput   My thoughts are with you, Nix!   Jun 15 2011, 08:04 PM
- - climber   There's a link: http://www.spaceflightnow.com ...   Jul 24 2011, 01:41 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   Here's the direct YouTube link: http://www.you...   Jul 24 2011, 03:56 PM
- - brellis   Some top scientists and engineers are also able to...   Jul 24 2011, 05:34 PM


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