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Posted: 12/25/2003 10:36:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 11:01:02 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:44:09 AM EDT
Silent Beagle? A contradiction in terms!

Seriously though, a failure here would not surprize me...from what I heard, it was kinda a cheepie effort...Six days ago, all systems on board were shut down, except for a TIMER that was supposed to 'wake' the main computor up in time to deploy the landing parachute and airbags...just think what happens if that wee timer don't work right!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:46:05 AM EDT
[shock] Don't do that Hun! I thought Scooter had gone to doggy heaven!

naked(the thankful)80
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:46:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:48:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 10:49:13 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:49:18 AM EDT
Ok, since it's NOT scooter, this is a dupe.  Phew.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:49:31 AM EDT
I think the Martians a getting tired of us littering their planet and are taking out the spacecraft in orbit.

Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:49:34 AM EDT
Shit, Eric, I thought your dog died on Christmas... [:|]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:53:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Naked80:
[shock] Don't do that Hun! I thought Scooter had gone to doggy heaven!
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Same here! That's a terrible thread title, ETH!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 11:05:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Originally Posted By Naked80:
[shock] Don't do that Hun! I thought Scooter had gone to doggy heaven!
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Same here! That's a terrible thread title, ETH!!
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That was my reaction too! Glad to hear Scooter is still kickin`!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 11:06:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 11:09:11 AM EDT by The_Macallan]
Mike Healey from Beagle 2's constructor Astrium UK said [red]he had not contemplated a "negative scenario"[/red].
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Ummm.... [:\]

No plan "B"? [stick]



"There are still plenty of things to try,"
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Yeah, you can wait sitting down.
You can wait standing up.
You can go for fish & chips.
You can take a nap...

You gave yourselves a LOT of options! [ROFL2]


Link Posted: 12/25/2003 11:11:52 AM EDT
Another testimony of Lucas electric's
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 11:23:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Taildragger:
Another testimony of Lucas electric's
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LOL! They sent an MG to Mars!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 11:36:48 AM EDT
Sometimes it doesn't pay to do it on the cheap.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 12:17:30 PM EDT
just  goes to prove me theory that there is an alien space station on mars    from which all ufo sightings originate from. kinda weird that both our martain rover and britans don't work

coincidence?
damn i hope their women like bikers, and i  don't mean to eat
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 2:20:23 PM EDT
[size=4]Mods... duplicate post, please lock. Thanks. [/size=4]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 3:24:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tequilabob:
just  goes to prove me theory that there is an alien space station on mars    from which all ufo sightings originate from. kinda weird that both our martain rover and britans don't work

coincidence?
damn i hope their women like bikers, and i  don't mean to eat
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Which martian rover? Pathfinder ran out of juice a long time ago, the next two rovers aren't due to land until Jan 3 and Jan 24.

CW
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:31:52 PM EDT
I think he means the Polar Lander that burned in.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:42:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By StormSurge:
Silent Beagle? A contradiction in terms!
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...just what I was thinking!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:48:53 PM EDT
The owners of the planet probably pulled the plug.

Why do the Brits name so much shit after dogs?  What do they have against pooches?
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 5:58:09 PM EDT
I'll bet Richard Hoagland is bummed.

Wonder how long it takes for a "signal" to get from Mars to Earth?
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 6:09:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 6:14:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 6:22:18 PM EDT by FLGreg]
Originally Posted By AeroE:
The owners of the planet probably pulled the plug.

Why do the Brits name so much shit after dogs?  What do they have against pooches?
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It's named after the vessel that carried Charles Darwin.  Officially it is the Beagle 2.

FWIW - We've been doing this for +40 years (building and flying spacecraft).  As far as I know this is the Brits 1st attempt at a space probe.

Update 02:15 GMT - still no signal.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 6:57:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Originally Posted By tequilabob:
just  goes to prove me theory that there is an alien space station on mars    from which all ufo sightings originate from. kinda weird that both our martain rover and britans don't work

coincidence?
damn i hope their women like bikers, and i  don't mean to eat
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Which martian rover? Pathfinder ran out of juice a long time ago, the next two rovers aren't due to land until Jan 3 and Jan 24.

CW
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pathfinder  if i recall corectly "ran out" of juice way before it was supposed to. i beliveve it just mysteriously stopped transmitting data. way short of mission  goals
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 7:32:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tequilabob:
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Originally Posted By tequilabob:
just  goes to prove me theory that there is an alien space station on mars    from which all ufo sightings originate from. kinda weird that both our martain rover and britans don't work

coincidence?
damn i hope their women like bikers, and i  don't mean to eat
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Which martian rover? Pathfinder ran out of juice a long time ago, the next two rovers aren't due to land until Jan 3 and Jan 24.

CW
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pathfinder  if i recall corectly "ran out" of juice way before it was supposed to. i beliveve it just mysteriously stopped transmitting data. way short of mission  goals
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Sorry, but the Pathfinder mission was slated for 30 sols and lasted for 84 sols. Sojourner (the rover) outlasted the lander and couldn't communicate with earth.

CW
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 12:12:14 AM EDT
"And this just in....the Beagle is still silent"
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 12:38:07 AM EDT
This sucks, I love space exploration.  The only shit I want not to work is the chinese's.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 2:05:39 AM EDT
Awww.....and just think of all the fun that could have been had with various commands....

"Stay beagle, stay!"  "Fetch!"


Wait....did they remember to send it "Speak Beagle, Speak!"  [;D]

Or maybe someone said "Beagle, play dead!"  [lol]

Yah, I'm tired.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 2:18:48 AM EDT
Let's face it, landing stuff on Mars is hard [:(].  Let's hope they get it perfected before we send manned missions!

Link Posted: 12/26/2003 2:19:02 AM EDT
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