NASA loses contact with Mars rover

By Julio Franco
Jan 22, 2004
  1. NASA scientists say they have lost contact with the robot rover Spirit on Mars and are unsure what caused the problem.

    Spirit project manager Pete Theisinger told a news briefing that there was a "very serious anomaly" in communications with the six-wheeled craft, which landed on Mars on January 3 on a planned three-month mission to explore the geologic history of the planet. Theisinger said on Thursday scientists had been unable to communicate with Spirit for about 24 hours and had so far been unable to explain the source of the problem.

    Read more: Reuters.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    ROFL..... aaaaaahhhh! hahaha, thats gotta suck! Thats like success gone down the drain in an instant :D
  3. MaskedBurrito

    MaskedBurrito TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Man, that really bites. I bet a meteor hit it or something. Or maybe some wind storm knocked it on its side. That's too bad if it doesn't come back to life. Everything seemed like smooth sailing too..
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Irony dictates it crashed into Beagle 2.
  5. MaskedBurrito

    MaskedBurrito TS Rookie Posts: 42

    That would be ironic if it hadn't landed yet but it was already on the ground. The thought had crossed my mind though lol.
  6. bluescreenNoob

    bluescreenNoob TS Rookie Posts: 38

    I think aliens shot it with a laser gun.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    hahahaha... and m8, fix that damn signature, its LONG.
  8. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    is this thing running Win ME or something??? sheesh ;)
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