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  • A huge amount pride and 3 cheers

    Not national (though warranted) but pride in the engineers, technicians and machinists responsible for designing and building the Mars Rovers.

    Designed to function only 3 months and here we are 5 years on.
    Absolutely awe inspiring.

    Well done!!
    Len

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    Some machinists really DO build rockets!

    Hooray for space travel!

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      There was a member on here when I first joined that was a heliarc welder for Nasa. He worked on the mars rover, iirc, and some other really neat projects, too. I think his tag was Old Dog, or something like that. He gave me some pointers on welding aluminum a few years ago.

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        Yea. something not built in China, EH Peter
        The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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          Yes, was just reading again about the Pioneer and other amazingly long-lived spacecraft (and an embarrasing dud or two). Great feats of engineering.
          I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Teenage_Machinist
            Some machinists really DO build rockets!

            Hooray for space travel!
            Well you won't find any of them in my backyard shop
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            Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

            It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by QSIMDO
              Not national (though warranted) but pride in the engineers, technicians and machinists responsible for designing and building the Mars Rovers.

              Designed to function only 3 months and here we are 5 years on.
              Absolutely awe inspiring.

              Well done!!
              Did you catch the same Natgeo show I did?

              I found it fascinating how many times it nearly died only to live again with help form ground control and shear luck.
              I just need one more tool,just one!

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