Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012
I was able to see it live on NASA TV. Tremendous watching the roomful of nervous blue-shirted techs hanging on every word from the play-by-play guy as he ticked off every stage -- all the same steps I went through when I played with the Eyes on the Solar System simulation today. And then the room erupting at touchdown. And the first images coming through within a couple of minutes! Amazing.
If you watched the feed closely, there was one blueshirt who fistpumped about a second or two before everyone erupted. He had to have been watching some data feed and knew it was a success just ever so slightly before the rest heard the confirmation.
We first fought... in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. -Serj Tankian