Spirit talks from Mars!

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What a night.

Been to a birthday party tonight. What a great party. So good that Jack Daniels is doing my typing for me. He don't do to bad with the keyboarding skillz. Har har har.

My Cowboys got waxed. Ouch. Oh well, better than last year.

Oh yeah, here's thp point. Nasa's Spirit rover made it to Mars and called home. Yay!!!. It's amazing what you can do with a few hunny million dollars.

I'm a bit of a space junkie. Anyway here's the link:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html



I heard somewhere that sleep is for pansies, i wonder if that includes passing out.


anyway, i'm down, out and done.


nighty night Ozzu people. You guys kick!!!
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Touchdown! And the crowd goes wild.....

I'm a bit of a space junkie myself. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Cassini makes it to Saturn without any glitches.

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
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Rose puts some headache tablets and water next to your bed for in the morning :lol:
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ahhhh, thank you Musik! No need though. I ate and digested some food before I fell asleep, so I'm good as gold this morning. Whew!

Jack and water is my drink, and it rarely does me wrong. (:

Wow! Neither my wife, or I, realized how badly we needed to get out of the house for a night. What a nice change of pace. All you parents out there can sympathize, I'm sure.

So yeah, Spirit beat the odds and made it. Very very cool considering the history of sending craft to Mars. Especially on the heals of Beagle 2.

It's Opportunity's turn next (Jan. 24). Here's a better link:
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
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Woo, that's awesome! I wonder if they'll be able to last the full 90 days of exploration, though. :-/

//Oh, and "sleep is for pansies" doesn't count passing out because it's generally involuntary! :wink:
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RichB: I've been watching that one too. Some exciting stuff going on this year. The next couple years actually.

Geekette: Thank you! I'll consider you the authority of pansy activity in the future. :D
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that is seriously one of the most exciting things in our lifetime!
I wish it would get as much publicity as it deserves, because
this is clearly a major milestone for NASA and space exploration.

I was reading the article here as well --
title: NASA rover sends snapshots from Mars
http://msnbc.msn.com/Default.aspx?id=3855168&p1=0
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i am pritty certain that beagle is brittish?...

im not sure but a pity there was no news from it.....obviusly not an E.T.....beagle not interested in "Phone Home" ;)

but...

another satelleite will be in orbit beagle again sometime soon, so it may still be operational :D
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I was going to say it was russian, but beagel isn't a very russian word. I could be wrong. And not to sound stupid...England has a space program?
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The Beagle II is British. A big hint to that is that it was named after the ship that Charles Darwin explored the world in. :wink:
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I'm speaking without researching it here, but my understanding was that the rover itself was British and the delivery vehicle was from one of the European agencies.
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If any of you are curious to how they were able to get the Spirit Rover to Mars, and how they were able to get it to the planets surface, check this out:

Spirit Entry, Descent, and Landing - http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/ ... orComb.mpg

I think it is quite amazing how they do this.
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oooooo that was sweet. My favorites are the external vids from the launch vehicles, but that's got to be on of the best produced segments to ever come from NASA.
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you do realise america faked the first moon landing dont you :lol:
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oh sure, the guy working down at the 7-11 (he's actually Elvis) told me that too.


hahahahaha
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Hah, I watched a show on that conspiracy theory. They backed it up saying that the flag was waving and there were shadows pointing in different directions despite the fact that they only had one light source. That's definitely not enough to convince me.
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im seriousssssssssss i saw it on TV it has to be true!!! :lol:
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no, they did land on the moon. I read it on the internet, therefore it must be truer. (is truer a word?)

http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/tv/foxapollo.html

http://www.lunaranomalies.com/fake-moon.htm


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haha i don't know. personally i think it was faked but that's just my opinion. i was just kiddin im in a stupid mood again today

doo doo doo

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My dear, departed grandmother, who was born before the Wright brothers took to the air, was always convinced that the moon landings were faked.

Then again, she thought that rock music was a communist conspiracy and Ronald Reagan was the antichrist, so I'm pretty sure there are footprints and a couple of golf balls up there.

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hahahahaaa :lol:

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