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  1. zuben el genub

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    Ugh. Is the rover going to start tweeting next?:rolleyes:
     
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  5. zuben el genub

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    I follow those on Twitter.

    Nobody remembers Sputnik?
    Freaked everyone out - but forced acceleration of our space/communications program. All it did was beep.
     
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    You mean the first satellite to orbit the earth? haha I know about it, but I think the more interesting part of this post is that fact that the NASA rover declared it self as mayor of Mars lol
     
  7. Bob Maxey

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    When a robot decides it is the leader of a free world, I think it is time we kill all the robots because I have seen those movies and a sentient robot is almost always bad news for humans.
     
  8. Bob Maxey

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    And about 4 years later, Amateur Radio Operators launched Oscar. Amateurs have launched a heck of a lot of satellites, very cool.

    And yes, Sputnik bothered a few people.
     
  9. zuben el genub

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    What's the citizenship of Mars? A couple of crashed explorers - the Beagle comes to mind) Spirit - who finally died, Sojourner the same, Viking1 and 2, ditto and Opportunity who is still going after 8 years. We also have the manmade satellites of Mars. A robot mayor over a group of other robots isn't too bad.
     
  10. EarlyMon

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    Sputnik was huge. Forced our hand on vocational education policies at the national level and also pushed the message that the Soviets could deliver a package to us from orbit. Grave stuff. I remember the adults talking about it, and even young, heard for years from them that it was important that I know about Sputnik.

    As for our newer packages -

    Like the Mars twitter. :)

    Oh, and per another thread here, our robots are probably competing with the Arachnobots of Mars, but we do have an embassy liaison among them, Bob (their Bob, not Bob Maxey).
     
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    Glad you read about it.
    The Vulcan used to work for TRWonderful with NASA stuff - so we read up on all the history of space exploration, etc.
     
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    I grew up on it. I ended up working a number of space projects as well as missiles, rockets and other fun stuff.
     
  13. Bob Maxey

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    Hey Early . . . did you ever follow the amateur radio ops and their sats? Lots of interesting sats launched by dedicated Hams. I always thought it was quite amazing.

    Actually, as you know, hams do lots of fun stuff like talk to shuttle astronauts, Earth-moon-earth, Microwave communications, communicating with the dead and the neptunians.
     
  14. EarlyMon

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    I did have to follow some of that for a time, yes. First I heard of it I thought somebody was pulling my leg. Impressive stuff.

    Just don't talk to the neutopians, that's my only warning there. ;) :)
     
  15. Bob Maxey

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    OK, I will not talk to them, thanks for the heads up. Can I still listen to their leader's Fire Side Chats?

    When I learned that hams were bouncing their signals off the moon, I did not believe it was possible. It still seems amazing to me.

    Especially, those brave hams that operate above 275 Gigahertz.
     

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