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2013-01-26 06:04:22 PM  
No, you can't go home yet. Analyze more rocks....
 
2013-01-26 06:04:43 PM  
if I knew I would have baked a cake
 
2013-01-26 06:14:22 PM  
Unfortunately for Spirit, things started to turn rocky on March 13, 2006 when one of the rover's front wheels became immobilized. Being a front wheel, mission control simply turned Spirit around and drive it backwards for 3 years

For some reason this makes me giggle like a crazy person.
 
2013-01-26 06:21:43 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: No, you can't go home yet. Analyze more rocks....


but he has done such a good job.
 
2013-01-26 06:28:44 PM  
Why post an Examiner link with TWO auto-start video ads? There MUST be many other articles that could have been linked to.

/biatch
//piss
///moan
 
2013-01-26 06:51:54 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Arthur Jumbles: No, you can't go home yet. Analyze more rocks....

but he has done such a good job.


This mission is too important for him to allow you to jeopardize it.
 
2013-01-26 07:20:31 PM  

fusillade762: Unfortunately for Spirit, things started to turn rocky on March 13, 2006 when one of the rover's front wheels became immobilized. Being a front wheel, mission control simply turned Spirit around and drive it backwards for 3 years

For some reason this makes me giggle like a crazy person.


I can sympathize with Spirit. I had a car with a bad transmission, so I drove around backward occasionally since it was just easier.
 
2013-01-26 07:35:19 PM  
I read that as happy birthday optometry
 
2013-01-26 07:43:24 PM  

Fano: I read that as happy birthday optometry


Which means you probably should go see one.
 
2013-01-26 07:52:58 PM  
 
2013-01-26 08:14:45 PM  
Awesome.  Possibly the biggest NASA accomplishment in my life to date.

There is a single light of science, and the brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.  -  Isaac Asimov
 
2013-01-26 08:32:07 PM  

nekom: Awesome.  Possibly the biggest NASA accomplishment in my life to date.

There is a single light of science, and the brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.  -  Isaac Asimov


Go brighten someone elses lawn, kid!

Back in the day, we sent astronauts outside of the van allen belt.
 
2013-01-26 08:40:33 PM  

fatassbastard: Why post an Examiner link with TWO auto-start video ads? There MUST be many other articles that could have been linked to.

/biatch
//piss
///moan


This.

Very bad subby.
 
2013-01-26 08:46:05 PM  
I can't even get a cell phone to last me two years.
 
2013-01-26 08:46:58 PM  

BalugaJoe: fatassbastard: Why post an Examiner link with TWO auto-start video ads? There MUST be many other articles that could have been linked to.

/biatch
//piss
///moan

This.

Very bad subby.


Clearly the admins want us to be running AdBlock Plus & NoScript. I'm on board with that.
 
2013-01-26 08:48:10 PM  
Really, Mods?

There are dozens of links from NASA, JPL and Cornell.edu about this and you greenlight this?
 
2013-01-26 08:50:03 PM  
SUGGESTION: Add a button to "Sack Greenlighting Admin"
 
2013-01-26 08:59:56 PM  

AndreMA: SUGGESTION: Add a button to "Sack Greenlighting Admin"


I don't recall why I faved you since I didn't note it in your Farky, but I do believe I'm gonna do it again.
 
2013-01-26 09:09:53 PM  
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand Happy Birthday, Opportunity.

Keep on Truckin'.
 
2013-01-26 09:10:24 PM  

nekom: Awesome.  Possibly the biggest NASA accomplishment in my life to date.


To be honest, when I think of the Apollo missions, I think, "That's the coolest thing NASA has ever done!"
When I think of Voyager leaving the heliopause, I think, "That's the coolest thing NASA has ever done!"
When I watch the ISS pass over head, I think, "That's the coolest thing NASA has ever done!"
When I think of astronauts being in space continuously for over ten years, I think, "That's the coolest thing NASA has ever done!"
When I watched my first and only shuttle launch in person, I thought, "That's the coolest thing NASA has ever done!"
When I watched the MSL land on Mars, I thought, "That's the coolest thing NASA has ever done!"
When I watched Morpheus tip over and explode...well, I pretty much laughed my arse off.

I guess what I'm getting at is that I have a really short attention span.
 
2013-01-26 09:12:20 PM  
NASA does nothing except cool shiat.

If it ain't cool they won't do it.
 
2013-01-26 09:16:57 PM  
Great. Now it'll be too drunk to do anymore work for like three months....
 
2013-01-26 09:19:11 PM  

SewerSquirrels: nekom: Awesome.  Possibly the biggest NASA accomplishment in my life to date.

There is a single light of science, and the brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.  -  Isaac Asimov

Go brighten someone elses lawn, kid!

Back in the day, we sent astronauts outside of the van allen belt.


To the detriment of doing actual science.
 
2013-01-26 09:25:01 PM  

jaytkay: SewerSquirrels: nekom: Awesome.  Possibly the biggest NASA accomplishment in my life to date.

There is a single light of science, and the brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.  -  Isaac Asimov

Go brighten someone elses lawn, kid!

Back in the day, we sent astronauts outside of the van allen belt.

To the detriment of doing actual science.


Science shmience...It's the engineering that reduces my flaccidity.
 
2013-01-26 09:49:24 PM  
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Happy lonely birthday.
 
2013-01-26 11:24:40 PM  
I thought some idiot got it stuck in a ditch

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2013-01-27 04:45:36 PM  
Loves me the space program in all its variety but I have one quibble with that NASA P.R. people and it's this line, used in every article I have read about Opportunity after it passed its 'six month' milestone:

FTFA: 'Not bad for a rover that was only expected to last 3 months.'
Oh, puh-leeze, NASA.

This is utter bullshiat.

The NASA people aren't surprised it lasted longer than 3 months because they BUILD the damned thing.
If they truly thought they could build something that would spend years in space getting to Mars, drop through the atmosphere, survive the landing and THEN only last three months, they wouldn't have been very good designers, engineers or builders.

So congrats NASA on Opportunity's successes.

Now STFU and stop sandbagging the public on how long you thought it would run.
 
2013-01-27 05:02:03 PM  

douchebag/hater: Now STFU and stop sandbagging the public on how long you thought it would run.


90 days was the worst best-case scenario. If they made it to 90 days they were satisfied with the return on investment.
 
2013-01-27 07:09:49 PM  

jaytkay: douchebag/hater: Now STFU and stop sandbagging the public on how long you thought it would run.

90 days was the worst best-case scenario. If they made it to 90 days they were satisfied with the return on investment.


Not quite. They also had to travel 600 meters for mission success. Opportunity has traveled over 35,000 meters.
 
2013-01-27 09:52:43 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: jaytkay: douchebag/hater: Now STFU and stop sandbagging the public on how long you thought it would run.

90 days was the worst best-case scenario. If they made it to 90 days they were satisfied with the return on investment.

Not quite. They also had to travel 600 meters for mission success. Opportunity has traveled over 35,000 meters.


Aye, and the one thing I'm looking most forward to as far as milestones is the day Opportunity takes the all time distance traveled by a rover. Which is currently held by the second Russian moon rover I believe. Granted, the Chinese may start roving around on the moon this year. We shall see. o.o
 
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