Mars rover landed over the weekend - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Open Forum This forum is for all off-topic discussion.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
Head Stepper
 
Pirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Warrenville
Posts: 4,244
Location: Warrenville
Sportbike: TREKK
Years Riding: 9
How you found us: member referal
           
Send a message via AIM to Pirate Send a message via Yahoo to Pirate
Mars rover landed over the weekend

I know this might be old news, but I think it's pretty cool. They won't be able to send hi res images for a few days because they are having trouble with the antena thingy. They're going to get the rover moving in the next few days, and try to explore this crater thing that they have named "sleepy hallow". I just really hope that they don't get there and the damn rover thing sinks in the dusty martian soil! That would be aweful!! Anyways, here's the link to some lo res b/w images that are still pretty cool!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3880135/

<-------- Jeff


Hey baby! You ever been on the back of an expensive sportbike??


Property of Evil Monkey Racing
Pirate is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 09:29 AM
Registered User
 
BusaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Naperville
Posts: 5,001
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: 2002 Turbo Hayabusa
Years Riding: Lost Track
How you found us: Tony
           
Ok, I'll bite! Why would you want your country's investment of possibly billions of dollars to fail its mission and sink in the dust?

Dave
BusaDave is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
Head Stepper
 
Pirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Warrenville
Posts: 4,244
Location: Warrenville
Sportbike: TREKK
Years Riding: 9
How you found us: member referal
           
Send a message via AIM to Pirate Send a message via Yahoo to Pirate
Quote:
Originally posted by BusaDave
Ok, I'll bite! Why would you want your country's investment of possibly billions of dollars to fail its mission and sink in the dust?
Hu?? I said I WOULDN'T want that... I want to see awesome pics and video from Mars! I have this weird fascination with the Red Planet.

And wasn't quite a billion... just for the record.

<-------- Jeff


Hey baby! You ever been on the back of an expensive sportbike??


Property of Evil Monkey Racing
Pirate is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
Head Stepper
 
Pirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Warrenville
Posts: 4,244
Location: Warrenville
Sportbike: TREKK
Years Riding: 9
How you found us: member referal
           
Send a message via AIM to Pirate Send a message via Yahoo to Pirate
Oh, I see where you might have thought I was being negative... No, I meant I hope that they don't get all the way to the crater, just to have it sink in the dust. They said it could take a whole week to get there... and to have it sink, that would be awful!

<-------- Jeff


Hey baby! You ever been on the back of an expensive sportbike??


Property of Evil Monkey Racing
Pirate is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 09:52 AM
Registered User
 
BusaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Naperville
Posts: 5,001
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: 2002 Turbo Hayabusa
Years Riding: Lost Track
How you found us: Tony
           
My bad! I thought you were saying you hope it doesn't get there.

Dave
BusaDave is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 10:08 AM
bwa
Boom
 
bwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 13,320
Location: Kalispell, MT
Sportbike: None :(
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Crazeinc
           
Sure glad the first one landed safely. Hope the same goes for the second one. Though I really think that money at this time good go to a better place...
bwa is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 10:15 AM
Registered User
 
BusaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Naperville
Posts: 5,001
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: 2002 Turbo Hayabusa
Years Riding: Lost Track
How you found us: Tony
           
Quote:
Originally posted by bwa
Though I really think that money at this time good go to a better place...
Perhaps, but the technical, scientific, and medical benefits you have gotten as a result of the space program are almost incalculable.

Dave
BusaDave is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 10:22 AM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
CRAZe Inc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 6,842
Location: San Francisco
Sportbike: Big Wheel
Years Riding: Since 3
How you found us: This is required?
           
This is pretty exciting stuff, I'd rather they waste money on NASA then a lot of other things.
CRAZe Inc is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 10:23 AM
YO MAMA
 
Odysseys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Posts: 60,261
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Sportbike: 2010 Electra Glide Police Edition 103cu
Years Riding: a long time!
           
yeah it was cool, it went right threw uranus to get to mars...HAHAHAHAHAHA



Odysseys is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 10:47 AM
bwa
Boom
 
bwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 13,320
Location: Kalispell, MT
Sportbike: None :(
Years Riding: not long enough
How you found us: Crazeinc
           
Quote:
Originally posted by BusaDave
Perhaps, but the technical, scientific, and medical benefits you have gotten as a result of the space program are almost incalculable.
Not starting an argument here

I never undermined the importance of research, specially with the space program. Though it hurts when you find out about few hundred million dollar failures, like the last one to mars in '99.
bwa is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 12:26 PM
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Quote:
Originally posted by bwa
Not starting an argument here

I never undermined the importance of research, specially with the space program. Though it hurts when you find out about few hundred million dollar failures, like the last one to mars in '99.
Yeah, that did suck, but when trying something so rare and incredibly difficult you will not always succeed. So far we've done the best of all the nation's trying to study Mars.

USA!!!! USA!!! USA!!!

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 02:27 PM
Administrator
 
HDTony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Plainfield IL
Posts: 45,956
Location: Plainfield IL
Sportbike: A couple of pasta rockets
Years Riding: Since 1989
How you found us: In the beginning there was CLSB and Tony saw that it was good.
           
Send a message via AIM to HDTony
they are not on mars, its a hoax and a vast right wing conspiracy, this is really 3 guys in an SUV with a trunk load of beer and a video camera in the desert of afganistan.








This has been the offical DNC response




HDTony.... Damn glad to meet you!

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

- Ronald Reagan

AirTek Heating & Air inc.
HDTony is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 03:05 PM
Still riding...
 
SPINE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 419
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: 2005 Giggy 6, 2004 CRF 50
Years Riding: Since 2000
How you found us: Forgot, maybe off Stuntlife...
     
What happened tot he rover that landed in '97?

---->

Back from hibernation.
SPINE is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 03:29 PM
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Quote:
Originally posted by spine
What happened tot he rover that landed in '97?
Its still there. Batteries are dead because they used Rayovac instead of Energizer... silly NASA.

Once we colonize the planet it'll be a nice little historic site.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 03:50 PM
YO MAMA
 
Odysseys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Posts: 60,261
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Sportbike: 2010 Electra Glide Police Edition 103cu
Years Riding: a long time!
           
it crashed into uranus


hahahhaa



Odysseys is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 05:06 PM
SICK OF IT ALL
 
Ocean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,471
Location: Dallas, TX
Sportbike: missing my RC51
Years Riding: 9+
How you found us: drove by Strats one night & stopped in
           
Quote:
Originally posted by spine
What happened tot he rover that landed in '97?

What happend to the machine that landed in 1976? Yes, the date is right. In 1976 they had a non-moveable landing in 1976 that gave us images for a long time. The next 'rover' only rovered about 3 feet. Its ability was limited. Hopefully this one will be much more effective in its mission.

Wayne


Standing together
Side by side
Staying true to what’s inside
United as one, we fight

Ocean is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 05:14 PM
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Quote:
Originally posted by gohsbc
What happend to the machine that landed in 1976? Yes, the date is right. In 1976 they had a non-moveable landing in 1976 that gave us images for a long time. The next 'rover' only rovered about 3 feet. Its ability was limited. Hopefully this one will be much more effective in its mission.
Yeah, what you're referring to are the Viking landers. There were two of them and they were the first to land safely on Mars and did so in '76. They took the first pictures of the surface and did a few soil samples.

Pathfinder landed in '97 and took some great pictures. On Pathfinder was Sojourner, a little shoebox rover that traveled about 100 yards in 3 months. This vehicle was meant to test the rover technology used in the current robots.

Now we have Spirit and Opportunity. Spirit is the one that has already landed and will start driving around next week. Its about the size of a golf cart and has a whole crapload of insturments to see what the planet was like billions of years ago. Its supposed to be able to travel 100 yards in 3 days. Opportunity is scheduled to land on January 24th.
Chills is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-06-2004, 05:22 PM
Administrator
 
HDTony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Plainfield IL
Posts: 45,956
Location: Plainfield IL
Sportbike: A couple of pasta rockets
Years Riding: Since 1989
How you found us: In the beginning there was CLSB and Tony saw that it was good.
           
Send a message via AIM to HDTony
Quote:
Originally posted by Chills


Now we have Spirit and Opportunity. Spirit is the one that has already landed and will start driving around next week. Its about the size of a golf cart and has a whole crapload of insturments to see what the planet was like billions of years ago. Its supposed to be able to travel 100 yards in 3 days. Opportunity is scheduled to land on January 24th.
Does anyone have any odds on opportunity crashing into spirit while landing and whiping out both units

Shit you not I bet they have bets on this in vegas.




HDTony.... Damn glad to meet you!

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

- Ronald Reagan

AirTek Heating & Air inc.
HDTony is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome