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I think maybe we just have a rebellious "Spirit"

by Steven Haninger / January 28, 2009 8:19 PM PST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/2890170

Ok so the rover won't confess what it did on the weekend, refuses to obey some commands, and says it cannot do others. Teens do this, don't they?

Me thinks Spirit may have found a Martian girlfriend. Happy


Overall, I've found this mission has been amazing and fun to check in on from time to time
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Bad or broken link....another try
by Steven Haninger / January 28, 2009 8:21 PM PST
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he very fact that these Rovers are still "alive" after ...
by EdHannigan / January 28, 2009 9:46 PM PST

about 5 years is incredible! So if Spirit wants to act up...let her!

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To continue Steve's analogy-
by drpruner / January 29, 2009 9:33 AM PST

I read somewhere that the "parents" got tired of waiting for the rover to quit, so they're just letting it run wild. Happy Anyway, they keep learning from it.

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Highly skeptical of that claim.
by EdHannigan / January 29, 2009 7:19 PM PST

Where did you see that they got tired of waiting for the rover to quit?

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Electronics at thier best for now...
by Willy / January 28, 2009 10:03 PM PST

Heck, they've lasted so long when its suppose to be dead by now. I figure like they did, some cosmic rays or just the extremes are getting to the rovers. Afterall, they done more than their fair share of work. Allow them to park in the sun forever and just beep away.

I wish they had some "flybots" that can rover via the air then return to mama and roost, u/l'ing the data. Just a thought... -----Willy Happy

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Nicely done Steve, I think you've sussed out the reason.
by Ziks511 / January 29, 2009 6:54 PM PST

"And don't forget to take out the garbage." "No", slam.

Rob

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Naaaaaa someone is tinkering with the
by Roger NC / January 30, 2009 6:59 AM PST

knobs and screws on it, trying to figure out what it does.


Roger

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(NT) LMAO
by Ziks511 / January 31, 2009 9:23 PM PST
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See what happens when...
by Paul C / January 31, 2009 9:01 AM PST

...you don't buy the extended warranty? Devil

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