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Old August 7 2012, 12:38 AM   #96
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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I'm always amazed at the ever increasing quality of images we get back from these things.
I'm far more amazed about the current state of autonomous control of robots that made this even possible.. just a decade or so ago it would have been impossible to pull off such a landing without direct human control (or a vastly simpler approach).
Was it really, or was it a simple matter of no one seriously trying?
It may very well be that the new system will be a better system, but it's not one that should be mandatory and imposed by the courts.
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