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NASA is giving up on recovering its Mars rover Spirit, which it said likely fell victim to the planet's frigid winter after seven years of work, officials said on Tuesday.
Le Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...27237420110525

I want my Mars colonies, and my teleporters to Phobos and Deimos
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I am actually saddened by this. I had hope they could find my socks, every time I wash them one disappears and I think Mars has something to do with it.

Actually, I was really hoping that they could continue their research.
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It's really amazing it lasted as long as it did. Hats off to NASA.

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Spirit landed on Mars Jan. 4, 2004 (Universal Time; Jan. 3, Pacific Time) for a mission designed to last for three months.
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I am actually saddened by this. I had hope they could find my socks, every time I wash them one disappears and I think Mars has something to do with it.
LOL, so that's where they go.
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It's really amazing it lasted as long as it did. Hats off to NASA.
I totally agree, I remember this little puppy of a project launching

It still blows my mind when I think about it that we (eventually) got something like this on another planet.
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NASA is giving up on recovering its Mars rover Spirit, which it said likely fell victim to the planet's frigid winter after seven years of work, officials said on Tuesday.
They should have remotely overclocked it lol. The cold would've helped.
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It is kinda sad, isn't it? I mean, these things outlasted their lifespan by over 6 years. They pulled a wealth of information from the surface of the planet, they struggled through seasonal changes, terrain challenges... RIP robot, you did your planet proud!
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It is kinda sad, isn't it? I mean, these things outlasted their lifespan by over 6 years. They pulled a wealth of information from the surface of the planet, they struggled through seasonal changes, terrain challenges... RIP robot, you did your planet proud!
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I say screw it, we need to go in and get him. Marine Corps style.
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