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BetaDust
2012-May-10, 01:50 PM
Opportunity Rolling Again After Fifth Mars Winter!


From JPL's Marsrover site: (http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/20120509a.html)


PASADENA, Calif. -- With its daily supply of solar energy increasing, NASA's durable Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven off the sunward-tilted outcrop,
called Greeley Haven, where it worked during its fifth Martian winter.



Opportunity's first drive since Dec. 26, 2011, took the rover about 12 feet (3.67 meters) northwest and downhill on Tuesday, May 8. More... (http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/20120509a.html)

What a great rover she is. 2900+ Sol's now, in a 90 Sol Mission. Absolutely Amazing!!


--Dennis

LookingSkyward
2012-May-10, 01:52 PM
WooHoo!!

Swift
2012-May-10, 02:06 PM
:clap:
It just keeps going, and going, and going....

BetaDust
2012-May-10, 02:26 PM
Haven After Opportunity's First Drive of 2012

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


The rover used its rear hazard-avoidance camera after nearly completing the May 8 drive, capturing this view looking back at the Greeley Haven. The dark shape in the foreground is the shadow of Opportunity's solar array. The view is toward the southeast. More... (http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/opportunity/20120509a.html)

Source: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/opportunity/20120509a.html

-- Dennis

KaiYeves
2012-May-10, 03:48 PM
Yesssss!

Mellow
2012-May-14, 09:45 AM
Words like Pluckky, brave etc. come to mind, even though we are talking about a piece of hardware.

ravens_cry
2012-May-14, 11:15 AM
As Fred Durst said, "Keep rollin', rollin', rollin' rollin'."
Go Opportunity, go!

mike alexander
2012-May-17, 03:34 AM
Thing's more persistent than a cat.

Solfe
2012-May-17, 01:06 PM
Some days it feels like my car needs repairs every 100 meters. Why can't we have cars like this?

Swift
2012-May-17, 01:30 PM
Some days it feels like my car needs repairs every 100 meters. Why can't we have cars like this?
We could, if you wanted a car that cost multiple millions of dollars. ;)

mike alexander
2012-May-17, 02:14 PM
We could, if you wanted a car that cost multiple millions of dollars. ;)

And the best mechanics on earth were following its every move.

ravens_cry
2012-May-17, 04:11 PM
And the best mechanics on earth were following its every move.
Sadly, no on-site servicing though.