RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,957
Posts: 5,480,190
Members: 25,057
Currently online: 519
Newest member: Ghost_of_Bubba

TrekToday headlines

USS Enterprise Press-Out And Build Manual
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

New QMx USS Reliant Model
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

Star Trek Thirty-Five Years On 35MM: A Retrospective
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

Trek Shirt And Hoodie
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

Attack Wing Wave 10 Expansion Pack
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

New Star Trek Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

QMx Mini Phaser Ornament
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Stewart as Neo-Nazi Skinhead
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Klingon Bloodwine To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science and Technology

Science and Technology "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 7 2012, 06:13 PM   #106
Trekker4747
Trekker4747
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Curiosity sends back its first color image:

Resized image;




It's blurry because a lenscap is still on the camera that has yet to be removed.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7 2012, 07:23 PM   #107
Mr Silver
Rear Admiral
 
Location: UK
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

As I said in the misc thread, that looks like Ceti Alpha V.
Mr Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7 2012, 07:28 PM   #108
J. Allen
[Snuggling Intensifies]
 
J. Allen's Avatar
 
Location: The Snowy Hills
Send a message via ICQ to J. Allen Send a message via AIM to J. Allen Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to J. Allen Send a message via Yahoo to J. Allen
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Admiral M wrote: View Post
As I said in the misc thread, that looks like Ceti Alpha V.
THIS IS CETI ALPHA V!
__________________
-----------------------
💗 Visit Brony Kingdom 💗
-----------------------
J. Allen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 7 2012, 07:31 PM   #109
Mr Silver
Rear Admiral
 
Location: UK
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

^

In a few days the Rover will either send back images of two suspicious looking men in spacesuits approaching a cargo container or a man who looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger, gasping for breath with his eyeballs bulging from their sockets.
Mr Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7 2012, 08:54 PM   #110
JanewayRulz!
Vice Admiral
 
JanewayRulz!'s Avatar
 
Location: North America
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

^ ^ Botany Bay? BOTANY BAY!

I love the hyperbole... "science is cool again".

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/07/opinio...html?hpt=hp_c1
__________________
"But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well!" Charlotte Bronte
JanewayRulz! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 7 2012, 11:43 PM   #111
sojourner
Admiral
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Location: I'm at WKRP
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

That's one thing that got me with the cheering in mission control on this one. Usually the NASA image is the cool and calm "steely-eyed missile man" reaction to a success. I can't help but think that after seeing how much good press the SpaceX control room got from it's cheering video back in June that someone in NASA put a memo out saying "OK guys, dress casual and CHEER if it goes well".
__________________
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 01:16 AM   #112
Psion
Commodore
 
Psion's Avatar
 
Location: Lat: 40.1630936 Lon: -75.1183777
View Psion's Twitter Profile
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Hmmm ... that's funny, Sojourner, I seem to recall quite a bit of cheering in Mission Control for the Apollo missions and Viking landings. But that might be a botched recollection on my part. I definitely don't remember any conga lines like these guys were practically doing before the 2:30 am press conference, though!

But, to be fair, it was 2:30 a.m. and I bet half of them had been thinking two hours earlier, "This'll never work!"
__________________
Twinkies are back. I knew they couldn't stay away from me for long.
Psion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 02:21 AM   #113
Trekker4747
Trekker4747
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I remember quite the cheering when Sojourner landed as well. With it it was a unique craft they were landing on Mars with a even more unique method (drop it and hope these airbags prevent things from breaking.) With Spirit and Opportunity there was some measure of assurance things would work as there wasn't anything too unique or risky about what they were trying after success of Sojourner.

Here with Curiosity... Well, given how complicated the "landing" process was with everything needing to work and needing to pretty much work perfectly, yeah, it was quite the accomplishment when everything worked perfectly.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.

Last edited by Trekker4747; August 8 2012 at 02:32 AM.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 06:02 AM   #114
YellowSubmarine
Rear Admiral
 
YellowSubmarine's Avatar
 
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

sojourner wrote: View Post
That's one thing that got me with the cheering in mission control on this one. Usually the NASA image is the cool and calm "steely-eyed missile man" reaction to a success. I can't help but think that after seeing how much good press the SpaceX control room got from it's cheering video back in June that someone in NASA put a memo out saying "OK guys, dress casual and CHEER if it goes well".
Yeah, it's very uncharacteristic of them. I think they were trying to imitate these guys, though.
__________________
R.I.P. Cadet James T. Kirk (-1651)
YellowSubmarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 06:55 AM   #115
Dream
Admiral
 
Dream's Avatar
 
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Am I the only one hoping a giant humanish shadow picks up Curiosity and crushes it, while it records the whole thing on camera? Is that too Michael Bayish?
Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 07:32 AM   #116
YellowSubmarine
Rear Admiral
 
YellowSubmarine's Avatar
 
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

It could be cool, but since it probably wouldn't be able to transmit the images back after it has been destroyed, all we'll get is a mysterious lost signal with no explanation.

Which means there will be tons of food for conspiracy theorists should the rover die early. I hope they don't waste such opportunity like they did with the creature that was cleaning the solar panels of the other rovers!
__________________
R.I.P. Cadet James T. Kirk (-1651)
YellowSubmarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 06:54 PM   #117
gturner
Admiral
 
Location: Kentucky
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I'm amazed that a rover on Mars has a Twitter feed.

https://twitter.com/sarcasticrover

ETA: SarcasticRover‏@SarcasticRover
I have to say, I've been in worse craters… oh wait… Pasadena's a city? LOL JK JPL FTW! Go Beavers!
gturner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 08:44 PM   #118
Trekker4747
Trekker4747
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

LINK

Curiosity's first full-res images from the mast camera.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 09:47 PM   #119
RevDMV
Rear Admiral
 
RevDMV's Avatar
 
Location: RevDMV in the Bay Area, CA
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Great image, too bad it's Planet Mojave....
__________________
Life is good
RevDMV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 8 2012, 10:26 PM   #120
M'Sharak
Definitely Herbert. Maybe.
 
M'Sharak's Avatar
 
Location: Terra Inlandia
Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

Left navcam, right navcam, and both combined in red/blue anaglyph:

http://www.nivnac.co.uk/mer/index.php/msl0002
__________________
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but
that the lightning ain't distributed right.
— Mark Twain
M'Sharak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
mars, nasa

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.