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The Mars rover has developed some minor problems that will probably delay the start of its trek across the rust-colored landscape to prospect rocks and soil, scientists said Wednesday.
It could be at least a week before the problems are fixed, said Art Thompson, tactical uplink lead on the mission.
Originally posted by Journey
Nice find, Black Jackal-
And now the theories will begin....I does make me wonder as to what is really being seen- this mission went flawlessly-
Why is there a planned manned mission coming up to mars, via nuclear ship- as supposedly will be announced in the next state of the union address, (according to the LA Times) ?
Sounds as if a coverup or withholding of information is possibly occuring.
The Spirit delay gives engineers time to further retract portions of the now-deflated air bags that cushioned the golf cart-sized rover's landing. Two pieces of the air bag partially block the ramp that mission members want the rover to follow.
"As soon as we get that air bag out of the way, we're good to go," said Arthur Amador, mission manager for Spirit's fifth martian day on the surface.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
maybe it's my overactive imagination again