The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 2-20-13 February 21, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 2-20-13
Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. William Farrand, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Ten years with the Mars rover Opportunity. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com.
During our 11 minute plus discussion with Dr. Farrand, we celebrated ten years of the Mars rover Opportunity exploring and doing science on the Red Planet. Opportunity has outlived its fellow rover, Spirit, has traveled about 22 miles and been engaged in some amazing discoveries and research. Our guest talked about the instruments that are still working, those that have quit, what it is finding and how it can compliment Curiosity. We also talked about the demise of Spirit and how that happened.
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