curlyheadboy
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Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Sat May 07, 2005 2:37 am

I heard from the local media here that MER Spirit has got stuck in sand with all 6 wheels and that it is unclear if it could get out of it.
That would be very disappointing, since Spirit's landing site was much more spectacular than Opportunity's, those images were mind blowing.
I wish the JPL guys the best in their efforts to solve the problem. Anyone have more recent/detailed info on this?
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SATL382G
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Sat May 07, 2005 2:45 am

My understanding is that it's Opportunity that's stuck vs Spirit. NASA PAO is being tight lipped though. What I've heard is from the sci.space.* usenet groups
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Sat May 07, 2005 2:52 am

Right, that makes more sense, Opportunity's in a far more sandy environment...
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Sat May 07, 2005 3:28 am

MER Project Scientist Steve Squyres says it's "stuck"....

http://www.marsdaily.com/news/mars-mers-05zq1.html

NASA PAO says it's "parked" but needs an "exit plan".......

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html#opportunity

 

edit: getting ready to drive out

http://www.marsdaily.com/news/mars-mers-05zu.html

[Edited 2005-05-06 20:38:37]
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Thu May 12, 2005 1:25 am

An update from Steve Squyres on Opportunities situation.

http://www.marsdaily.com/news/mars-mers-05zv.html
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Fri May 13, 2005 12:49 am

Try this link, it is from the jet propulsion lab
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Fri May 13, 2005 1:24 am

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 5):
Try this link, it is from the jet propulsion lab

ACK!! NASA Public Affairs! Nasty..... They're the folks that said it was "parked" when in fact it was "stuck". Squyres is the mission scientist and the guy who proposed the mission to NASA -- a much more reliable and quick source of info.  Smile
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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Sat May 14, 2005 11:04 am

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 3):
MER Project Scientist Steve Squyres says it's "stuck"....



Quoting SATL382G (Reply 3):
NASA PAO says it's "parked" but needs an "exit plan".......

Hahahahah!! LOL What's the difference??  laughing 

Hope they find an exit plan soon  Wink hehehe

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RE: Spirit Embedded In Sand - Mission Over?

Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:15 pm

Opportunity is unstuck and moving this morning.....

http://www.marsdaily.com/
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