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#793917 - 08/06/12 05:54 AM Curiosity!!!  
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AAAAAAANNNNNND...We're on Mars!! Amazing!!!




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#793918 - 08/06/12 06:03 AM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Les is more]  
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Watched it (the control center anyway) online.
Very exciting stuff!


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#793919 - 08/06/12 06:11 AM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Les is more]  
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Touchdown Speed: 0.6739m/s Vertical and 0.044m/s Horizontal.

1.5 mph is a pretty soft landing after 154 million miles!

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#793922 - 08/06/12 06:43 AM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Les is more]  
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Indeed. This is the kind of stuff people should be excited about. To think right now 100 million miles away something built by the hands of man made it though space and landed on an "alien" planet and is now driving around taking pictures. Amazing.

This doesn't diminish the first rovers to make it to Mars either those were technological wonders in their own right.


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#793928 - 08/06/12 10:28 AM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Les is more]  
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Very cool. thumbsup


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#793946 - 08/06/12 12:21 PM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Downs]  
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Originally Posted By: Downs
Indeed. This is the kind of stuff people should be excited about. To think right now 100 million miles away something built by the hands of man made it though space and landed on an "alien" planet and is now driving around taking pictures. Amazing.


As cool as this is, it's happened several times already, starting with Viking 1 back in the mid 1970's. I'm more impressed that Curiosity's method of vehicle delivery actually worked properly; it was amazingly complex.

#793947 - 08/06/12 12:34 PM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Les is more]  
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It is amazing to live in these times. I wonder what we'll learn as a result of this mission. To think that folks have been working on this for more than 10 years. I'm very happy for them and for their determination.


I remember my own father saying that we'd never land on the moon. I saw this the other day and it cracks me up no end.







#793968 - 08/06/12 02:48 PM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Kathy R]  
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It is amazing to live in these times. I wonder what we'll learn as a result of this mission. To think that folks have been working on this for more than 10 years. I'm very happy for them and for their determination.


I remember my own father saying that we'd never land on the moon. I saw this the other day and it cracks me up no end.



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#793974 - 08/06/12 03:05 PM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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Originally Posted By: Joe Frickin' Friday
Originally Posted By: Downs
Indeed. This is the kind of stuff people should be excited about. To think right now 100 million miles away something built by the hands of man made it though space and landed on an "alien" planet and is now driving around taking pictures. Amazing.


As cool as this is, it's happened several times already, starting with Viking 1 back in the mid 1970's. I'm more impressed that Curiosity's method of vehicle delivery actually worked properly; it was amazingly complex.



Hence the part you cut out of my original post

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This doesn't diminish the first rovers to make it to Mars either those were technological wonders in their own right.


But you are right the skyhook method was way more complex than a parachute and airbag method :lol:


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#794018 - 08/06/12 06:31 PM Re: Curiosity!!! [Re: Les is more]  
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