Hardware that lasts

The war between wetware and hardware.
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Pyrrho
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Hardware that lasts

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:16 am


You GOT to read the whole thread!

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Hardware that lasts

Post by Witness » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:50 am

Still phoning back home:
Both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched from the US in 1977 and have carried out flyby missions on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — extending long past their five-year lifespans.
https://www.dw.com/en/nasa-probe-become ... a-46671525
NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

Designed to last just 90 Martian days and travel 1,100 yards (1,000 meters), Opportunity vastly surpassed all expectations in its endurance, scientific value and longevity. In addition to exceeding its life expectancy by 60 times, the rover traveled more than 28 miles (45 kilometers) by the time it reached its most appropriate final resting spot on Mars – Perseverance Valley.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... mes-to-end

And these environments aren't kind. :)