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Old 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Curiosity Lands on Mars - Tonight!

For those of you that are interested, the most recent mars rover will be landing at around 11:00PM MST, so in less than an hour. Watch live here:
http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/ma...ity_news3.html
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This should be intesting...the biggest woot in history or the biggest EPIC FAIL in history.
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Yeah I really hope it works out. This thing is equipped with the best photography equipment available, it's gonna send back some epic pictures.
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Almost forgot..it actually landed like 7 hours ago..
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If you're a DirecTV subscriber (with HD option), you can watch NASA Select's coverage on 346.

I was amazed by the number of people who are hanging out at Ames. It's a huge party atmosphere. They have a huge inflatable screen to show the landing coverage on. I'd go over there but home seems a bit warmer at the moment

I have wondered why they chose to do the EDL the way they have. I mean if you look back, the most successful landings were Spirit & Opportunity and they arrived in a giant balloon device that just bounced for a bit then out they came. Compare that to the 7 minutes of terror, and that whole "Epic FAIL" thing seems too close for comfort.

I hope my NASA friends aren't reading this. I want this to succeed but damn, the EDL just seems so close to the edge.
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Almost forgot..it actually landed like 7 hours ago..
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If you're a DirecTV subscriber (with HD option), you can watch NASA Select's coverage on 346.

I was amazed by the number of people who are hanging out at Ames. It's a huge party atmosphere. They have a huge inflatable screen to show the landing coverage on. I'd go over there but home seems a bit warmer at the moment

I have wondered why they chose to do the EDL the way they have. I mean if you look back, the most successful landings were Spirit & Opportunity and they arrived in a giant balloon device that just bounced for a bit then out they came. Compare that to the 7 minutes of terror, and that whole "Epic FAIL" thing seems too close for comfort.

I hope my NASA friends aren't reading this. I want this to succeed but damn, the EDL just seems so close to the edge.
this thing is the size of a small SUV so the balloon thing won't work according to NASA.
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Communcations take 7 hours to go from mars to earth..so it will land...we won't get communcation that there was a successful landing till 7 hours later I believe it was...so actually..if they are saying projected landing...they won't know for sure until the morning.
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Almost forgot..it actually landed like 7 hours ago..


seriously? cant wait to see the images
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Communcations take 7 hours to go from mars to earth..so it will land...we won't get communcation that there was a successful landing till 7 hours later I believe it was...so actually..if they are saying projected landing...they won't know for sure until the morning.
They are saying it could be 3 days before knowing for sure.
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They are saying it could be 3 days before knowing for sure.
Then watching this is boring LOL
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Then watching this is boring LOL
haha that is worst case I believe. It should be minutes if all goes well.
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oh and it does not take 7 hours to get info from mars, more like a few minutes with radio waves traveling at the speed of light.
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Oh its 7 minutes of terror not hours...FAIL
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Sub'd for sights of aliens ! On phone so can't watch it live so, il just stay updated through here
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Oh its 7 minutes of terror not hours...FAIL
lol.

so the dude just said 14 minutes for the signal to get here.
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Sub'd for sights of aliens ! On phone so can't watch it live so, il just stay updated through here
they just showed an alien!
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they just showed an alien!
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that video had 2 million downloads from youtube? These people must not get out much...HAHA
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