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How long will the Curiosity mission last?
« on: 07/08/2012 16:43:17 »
Assuming the landing goes according to plan, how long will the mission last?
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How long will the Curiosity mission last?
« Reply #1 on: 07/08/2012 16:43:17 »
We answered this question on the show...



David -   Well its supposed to last for 687 Mars days to 1 Mars year, throughout all the seasons.  Because its a nuclear powered rover though, if were still going after that time, well just keep right on trucking, and hopefully will last a good long time.
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