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NASA Mars Phoenix Lander Dead and a Failure November 10, 2008

Posted by showmescifi in scifi.
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So poor little NASA Mars Phoenix lander has sent it’s last Tweet. The space probe no longer has enough power to remain operational.

NASA is branding the mission a success – but it’s really a failure.

“Phoenix not only met the tremendous challenge of landing safely, it accomplished scientific investigations on 149 of its 152 Martian days as a result of dedicated work by a talented team,” said Phoenix Project Manager Barry Goldstein at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif in a statement.

That’s total BS isn’t it?

The probe has only been on the surface of Mars since May and now it doesn’t have enough power? That’s nuts. Couldn’t they have put a power efficient mechanism that could last for a while? What a collossal waste of US taxpayer dollars.

Voyager is more than 30 years old and it still is operational sending back signals from beyond the Solar system. Don’t tell me the Mars Phoenix didn’t cost more.