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Old July 17 2012, 01:25 AM   #4
gturner
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Of course it will work. It was designed by top men.

If it doesn't, on impact an airbag will deploy to protect the little midget who's supposed to drive it.

The rover is the size of a Mini Cooper, and NASA says we don't have a good method for landing anything heavier except by direct thrust. Parachutes are already at their size limits because Mars' atmosphere is so thin.
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