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Old 03-24-2010, 05:10 PM
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I just found some interesting news about the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. It's amazing that they have lasted as long as they have since they are actually past their "expiration" date. Here is the link to the information about Opportunity:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/me...r20100323.html

Meanwhile, Spirit is about to go into hibernation. Here is the link to that story:

http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/20100211a.html

I am happy to see what these two rovers have been able to accomplish. We know a bit more about Mars now thanks to the efforts of these two robots. Its very fascinating stuff. I just wish that we had a better mission to go back to the Moon and possibly Mars. I'm upset that my government has decided to scrap the Moon mission. We need to go back there as well as expand our space program.
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Nice.

Spirit just makes me think of this now though...

On January 26th, 2274 Mars days into the mission, NASA declared Spirit a 'stationary research station', expected to stay operational for several more months until the dust buildup on its solar panels forces a final shutdown.
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Nice.

Spirit just makes me think of this now though...
I love XKCD's strips as well, HNM!

Anyway, I'm sad too that NASA decided to quit space exploration for the time being. Now I just hope that the ESA will take this opportunity and starts some more serious space programs.
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LOL, HNM, that comic strip is funny .



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I love XKCD's strips as well, HNM!

Anyway, I'm sad too that NASA decided to quit space exploration for the time being. Now I just hope that the ESA will take this opportunity and starts some more serious space programs.
Yeah, I hope that the ESA does because we are very upset over here. At least, the ones that care about the space program. I was just at the Kennedy Space Center two weeks ago. The tour guides were not happy about this turn of events. Meanwhile, they said that there is a private citizen that is trying to work out some sort of deal with NASA to take over the shuttle program (?). I'm not sure what they were talking about. I do know that he owns one of the platforms that they have and that he is firing off his own rockets. I'm very upset that the Constellation program has been scraped. This was the program that was going to get us back to the Moon.
But the government, specifically the POTUS scrapped the program to make room for a ridiculous healthcare law that no one can afford.
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