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    NASA Curiosity Rover Now One Month From Arriving At Mars


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    Time to start applying the brakes about now!

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    NASA - Multimedia - Video Gallery

    Landing a rover on Mars, directed by Michael Bay

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    Link: Get Curious [Curiosity countdown clock]

    Currently at: 1 day, 21 hours, 54 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Link: Get Curious [Curiosity countdown clock]

    Currently at: 1 day, 21 hours, 54 minutes.
    1 say 21 hours and 53 minuets to a cock up then

    Rob

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    To their credit I think that have sorted lots of the possible messups, I'm sure they check the units beforehand now. Its just up to the fates as to whether the conditions are right and their landing system operate withing the environmental parameters it is given. Here's hoping, it would be nice to have some more extraterestrial science going on and succeding. Even if it only acts as a prompt to push for more of it.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 4th August 2012 at 09:37 AM.

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    Eyes On The Solar System: Mars Science Laboratory updated simulation



    Updates estimating current distance from Mars, velocity and time to separation and touchdown.

    [Other simulations also accessible through this interface]

    Link: Eyes on the Solar System [Simulation: Landing Curiosity]

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    Link: How do I land on Mars?

    [Interactive webpage showing Curiosity's anticipated approach and descent to the Martian surface]

    Click 'Play/Pause' to have the presentation step through automatically or scroll down with your mouse wheel/scroll button at the side of the page.

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    Eyes on the Solar System has a fantastic animation too. My wife thought it was real-time imagery I was watching...
    http://eyes.nasa.gov/player/launch2....ts/msl/edl.xml

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    NASA has just confirmed touchdown. Images are now being returned from Mars.

    Edit: Link: Mars Curiosity Twitter Feed
    Last edited by DaveP; 6th August 2012 at 06:59 AM. Reason: Add a link to the post.

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    Well done NASA and all of the engineers involved. A huge feat to accomplish what they did.

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    They managed to land a nuclear powered car from a crane floating in the atmosphere of a planet millions of miles away... Whatever way you look at it, its an astonishing achievement.

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    Yes, an astonishing achievement. And being nuclear powered, the experiments and data could continue for decades.

    Now, the big question - what if evidence of life is discovered?

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    You'll know how intelligent it is if it's sent back to Earth covered in furry dice and a GTI sticker on the back.

    Or possibly "Rimmer woz ere" graffitied on the back.

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    As of this writing the NASA/JPL websites are still overloaded. Trying CURIOSITY-REAR-CAM_[256px_x_256px].torrent.SwEsUb.DVDRip.XviD-aXXo.jpg instead.
    Source: xkcd: Curiosity

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