NASA To Reformat Opportunity’s Memory From 125 Million Miles Away
After more than a decade roaming the Red Planet, NASA’s Opportunity rover needs to have its flash memory reformatted in order to resolve computer resets that are interfering with the rover’s science activities.
“Flash-memory induced resets have increased in occurrence, preventing meaningful science until this problem can be corrected,” NASA said in an update. The resets, which number a dozen during the month of August, have been occurring with increasing frequency, prompting the rover team to make plans for reformatting the rover’s flash memory.
"The flash reformatting is a low-risk process, as critical sequences and flight software are stored elsewhere in other non-volatile memory on the rover," according to John Callas, project manager for NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project.
During space shuttle mission STS-1, NASA flight director Charles Lewis, left, looks over a chart display on his monitor in mission control at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, April 14, 1981. (NASA)
The future STS-2 crew, Joe Engle and Dick Truly, are sitting behind him.
Spectators during the launch of Freedom 7, the first American manned spaceflight, 5/5/1961.
my roommate and i are temporarily taking care of a Very Small Tiny Kitten that her aunt found in a boarded up shed and shes GONE and its just me in the house with the kitten and its Too Small i cant handle this
Too adorable, you mean.