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2005-Dec-19, 05:05 PM
Have I missed something, or is there a definate lack of airtime about the martian rovers? So much photo-imagery is available, but Discovery and Nat Geo continue to repeat old material.
(TV here in the UK...it might be different for Americans.)
Has anyone seen a current Spirit or Opportunity documentary?
2005-Dec-19, 06:17 PM
Nope, it is the same in the US. It is at least a year since I've seen any documentary on TV about them.
2005-Dec-19, 06:46 PM
2005-Dec-20, 01:49 AM
They aren't interesting to the media anymore. Media shelf life is about 1-3 months max. Unless they discover something of an outstanding nature the pop media will continue to ignore them from now until they add a footnote to history saying that they died.
2005-Dec-20, 05:50 AM
On this note, though, Steve Squires will be giving a public lecture on the University of Illinois (@ Urbana-Campus) in March. So there may be some around here then.
(I get to go to lunch with Steve Squires! :D Sorry, but I'm still thrilled at that prospect.)
2005-Dec-20, 07:11 AM
I think Cassini and Deep Impact have stole the spotlight
2005-Dec-20, 11:54 AM
in july all the space news was about the triumphant return to flight of the shuttle, and then the "near disaster' of the foam coming off.
other than a few Hubble pics here and there, i don't think i've sen ANY space news lately.
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