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Good image in the article.

“The American space agency has a new name for the rover it will be sending to the Red Planet this summer.

To date, the project has been known only by its code name - Mars 2020. From now on, it will be referred to as the Perseverance rover.

The name came out of a schools competition that drew 28,000 entries.

The Perseverance rover will begin the process of trying to bring rocks back to Earth for study.

It will trundle through an equatorial crater, looking for the best samples it can cache for retrieval by a later mission…”

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51761833



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The Perseverance rover will begin the process of trying to bring rocks back to Earth for study.

This is how the whole zombie virus thing is going to start.




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Not AMEE ?


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HA! I thought of the same movie when I got to the 'cache rocks for later retrieval' portion of the article.




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This is how the whole zombie virus thing is going to start.

I was thinking the Andromeda Strain; the mission isn't being referred to as Project Wildfire by any chance, is it?




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Or, the rocks are fine and it’s that tiny smear of green (or probably in this case, red) slime that causes the problem when they start testing it.

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Andy Weir and Hollywood make travel to Mars seem easy.



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The American space agency has a new name for the rover it will be sending to the Red Planet this summer.

To date, the project has been known only by its code name - Mars 2020. From now on, it will be referred to as the Perseverance rover.


I would have thought that “Red Rover” would have been a given.

Leastwise, it wasn’t white in color.



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Then The Expanse slapped some reality back into focus.
 
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Miscalculated would be a better name for it! Big Grin
 
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NASA announced it lost communication with the Perseverance rover hours after launch

However, NASA says this has happened before and said things are still in great shape


“Following the successful launch of the Perseverance rover to Mars, NASA reveals it is now experiencing a communication issue.

Nearly three hours after the vehicle took off from Cape Canaveral Florida aboard a United Launch Alliances Atlas V rocket the ground team was unable to tap into the rover's signal through the deep space network, which is designed to capture very faint carrier waves.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein shared the news in a post launch conference: 'The space craft right now is in deep space, it is a good distance from the Earth, but it is not the distance that we would normally be receiving from using the deep space network.'”

https://mol.im/a/8575415



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Rumor has it that they're just prepositioning the car so that Matt Damon will have something to drive when he gets there.
 
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It was a beautiful launch.


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NASA re-establishes communication with Perseverance rover following a signal loss just two hours after it launched for Mars - and officials say 'all signs point to good health'


NASA announced it lost communication with the Perseverance rover hours after launch

The team has since revealed it has capture the signal of the rover, which appears to be in good health

The team uses a Deep Space Network to collect signals from the craft, but will rework to gather data

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sc...on-launch-TODAY.html
 
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Rover endeavors to persevere.




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The name came out of a schools competition that drew 28,000 entries.


I'm surprised it wasn't named "Rover McRoverface." I think they are getting smart when it comes to the "let's let the public name our multi-million dollar asset' deals.



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The name came out of a schools competition that drew 28,000 entries.


I'm surprised it wasn't named "Rover McRoverface." I think they are getting smart when it comes to the "let's let the public name our multi-million dollar asset' deals.


To be fair, it was probably the only suitable entry, the other 27,999 entries probably were something like Rover McRoverface, and AdolfHitler42069, and other crude words for one's anatomy and/or race of origin. Is Golden Palace still a thing? Because there was probably 9 entries for that.



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Rover endeavors to persevere.


I had to think about that for a long time.


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You know, for the purchase price, they coulda thrown a set of 12" moons on that baby.





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Everything has got cool sounding names, like Q invented it, except Drill.



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