Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012
The ultimate nightmare scenario would be for everything to almost work--the reel to deploy cables fine without snags--the rover deploys its wheels--then all the lines...save one...detach. When the crane jets away--it yanks the rover enough to trash it.
Murphy being what it is and all.
i keep thinking of that everytime i think about this mission
anyway, 13 days!