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Old August 6 2012, 05:00 AM   #46
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Ha, I'm on vacation and it's the middle of the afternoon here. Great time to watch a Mars landing.
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Old August 6 2012, 05:02 AM   #47
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

http://http://eyes.nasa.gov/

You can load a realtime simulation of what is happening. pretty damn cool
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Old August 6 2012, 05:09 AM   #48
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

And NASA Tv has an ongoing stuff which is fun to follow. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

In about 30 they are letting the ship go on its own down to Mars.
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Old August 6 2012, 05:32 AM   #49
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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And NASA Tv has an ongoing stuff which is fun to follow. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
Those with an Xbox360 can watch live streaming of NASA TV on Xbox Live. You can get to it from the main page of the dashboard.
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Old August 6 2012, 05:46 AM   #50
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Anyone with a Roku can watch it on the NASA Channel
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Old August 6 2012, 06:23 AM   #51
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

2 minutes until atmosphere entry...
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Old August 6 2012, 06:26 AM   #52
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

So, Curiosity is on the surface right now. Any bets if it has crashed or it if has landed?
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Old August 6 2012, 06:27 AM   #53
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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So, Curiosity is on the surface right now. Any bets if it has crashed or it if has landed?
No, it hasn't landed yet. It's in the atmosphere though.

ETA: Parachute deployed!
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Old August 6 2012, 06:30 AM   #54
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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No, it hasn't landed yet. It's in the atmosphere though.
Does that mean that my projected Romulan subspace transmitters have reached NASA earlier than I expected then?
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Old August 6 2012, 06:32 AM   #55
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Landed

It's alive
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Old August 6 2012, 06:32 AM   #56
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Curiosity has landed!

The guys in Mission Control are going nuts.

ETA: And were' getting images...
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Old August 6 2012, 06:32 AM   #57
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Touchdown confirmed.


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Aaaaand thumbnail image received.
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Old August 6 2012, 06:34 AM   #58
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I don't freaking believe it! Well done to the engineers who made that amazingly complicated landing sequence work!

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Old August 6 2012, 06:36 AM   #59
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YAY! She's on Mars, and everything is green across the board!
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Old August 6 2012, 06:38 AM   #60
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I don't freaking believe it! Well done to the engineers who made that amazingly complicated landing sequence work!
I told you this crazy complicated thing had no chance of landing.
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