Thread: Rover Mission Extended
04-12-2004, 06:36 AM #1
Rover Mission Extended
Summary - (Apr 11, 2004) NASA has extended the mission for its Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, after Spirit met the success criteria for its mission. It spent a total of 90 days roaming the surface of Mars, and traveled a total distance of 600 metres. Opportunity will achieve its successful mission on April 26. This extension includes an additional $15 million in funding to keep operating the rovers until September. Even though the mission has been approved until then, the rovers could last much longer on the surface of Mars.
Source: Universe Today
04-12-2004, 06:41 AM #2
Geez, seems like nasa has and endless budget for most of its projects huh? some people have commented that nasa would be better of spending the money wisely. I think that Nasa is one of the most overfunded government agencies with almost no return on investments but for some reason has remained afloat for almost half a century. Why is that?
04-12-2004, 07:07 AM #3
Samoth, it's pretty interesting stuff they are finding.....are you hoping they'll eventually send maned missions someday? I'm kind of on the fence....I could see the US spending the monies in other places but I think exploration is a good thing.
04-12-2004, 12:30 PM #4
NASA=biggest waste of taxpayers money in the entire US..
04-13-2004, 05:27 PM #5Originally Posted by Spoon
Originally Posted by Juggernaut2148
Originally Posted by decadbal
I ask this with respect, and as a favor to myself.
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