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Old August 6 2012, 07:43 AM   #72
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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I showed the original Seven Minutes of Terror video to my wife and friends telling them how proud I was of NASA personnel for being so bold in their latest effort to put a new crater on Mars.
I think that sentiment was a bit exaggerated ... but with the superb engineering and testing these things get through, the probability was very close to certain.

About that superb engineering and testing ...


People make mistakes. Machines fail. This machine didn't and I'm enormously happy and proud that it didn't. But that didn't stop me from wincing every time the landing sequence was described and this was nothing close to a certain outcome.
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