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Perseverance rover launches Thursday a.m.

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#1 MikeBOKC

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 07:05 AM

NASA's next Mars rover liftoff is set for 7:50 a.m. Thursday!

 

https://www.nasa.gov/perseverance


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:32 PM

It made the Window!



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:57 PM

So far, the weather looks good (approx 80% chance for launch): https://spaceflightn...aunch-thursday/



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:21 AM

YAY!!!  I watched the launch this morning and it was really great.  I also had my Mars 2020 "Boarding Pass" and name on the chip again as I did for the Insight mission. grin.gif I may not be able to go into town but I can go to Mars. 

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:40 AM

Is there a video of the launch on the NASA site?

One would think it would be front and center...

Am I blind??

 



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:44 AM

You can view it here https://mars.nasa.go...0, mars20200728



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Posted 30 July 2020 - 10:55 AM

Ha! I like the "Award Points Earned" on the boarding pass! 


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 01:55 PM

Ha! I like the "Award Points Earned" on the boarding pass! 

lol.gif Yeah, NASA keeps track of such important stuff!

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:53 PM

Let's hope for the best!  System is in safe mode and a communication issue?  2020 really is out for us.

 

 

 

"Mars 2020, the spaceship carrying NASA's new rover Perseverance to the Red Planet, is experiencing technical difficulties and is running on essential systems only, the agency said Thursday.

 

When a vessel enters safe mode, it shuts down all but essential systems until it receives new commands from mission control. "Right now, the Mars 2020 mission is completing a full health assessment on the spacecraft and is working to return the spacecraft to a nominal configuration for its journey to Mars," added NASA."

 

https://phys.org/new...cal-issues.html


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:39 PM

:fingerscrossed: 



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:29 PM

Looks like it's out of the woods and back to normal operations. 

 

Good news!

 

https://mars.nasa.go.../launch/status/


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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:50 AM

Yay!!! grin.gif




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