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Spirit is willing, but the code is weak…

January 23, 2004

Good news, of a sort anyway—Spirit isn’t entirely dead after all (insert Monty Python clip here).

Apparently it gets part way through its boot sequence, and then reboots… Engineers are talking to it in what seems to amount to “safe mode”, at the blazing speed of 120 bits per second attempting to figure out a way to get it back in operation…

Meanwhile, Mars Express is sending back some amazing pictures.  No word yet on whether they can see a prompt on Spirit reading “Press Any Key To Continue”



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