Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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  1. Crazy Eddie

    Crazy Eddie Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or worse: the landing works perfectly, but the rover sets down on an oversized rock and immediately rolls over upside-down seconds after landing.
     
  2. sojourner

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    Or during the communication time lag Martians strip the thing and leave the chassis on blocks!
     
  3. Crazy Eddie

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    Dude, they're landing on Mars, not Detroit.
     
  4. JanewayRulz!

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    Makes me think of that old joke, how can you ID a redneck Jedi?

    His X-wing fighter is jacked up on cinderblocks on the front lawn. :lol:

    So true... lets hope everyone is using the metric system this time. ;)

    And the media push rolls on.


    CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162...iosity-will-see-red-planet-like-never-before/

    JPL: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/slooh-live-mars-show/

    Times Square, anyone? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48428167/ns/technology_and_science-space/
     
  5. NebulaClassGuy

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    Does anybody know if any of the news networks like CNN, FOX, BBC, or MSNBC will be doing any live coverage of the rover landing?
     
  6. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Who knows, do you get the NASA channel? Its on the basic package with DISH network.
     
  7. Warp Core Breach

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    :lol: Not a chance in hell. Your best bet if you don't get NASATV on your cable/satellite package would be to find a stream online. There should be plenty available.
     
  8. NebulaClassGuy

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    Hmmm... I don't think I get NASA as part of the package I have. I'll check. If anything, maybe NASA or JPL will have a live video stream on their websites.
     
  9. JanewayRulz!

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  10. RobertVA

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    Wired Science:
    Cross Your Fingers: How to Watch NASA’s Mars Rover Land on Sunday

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/how-to-watch-rover/
     
  11. NebulaClassGuy

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    ^

    Oh, cool... thanks for posting that! I'll be sure to watch!
     
  12. FPAlpha

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    I'll be at work when that thing does its controlled crash thing so all i can hope is a radio news report about the success but the first thing i'll do when i get home is to check the net for details.

    I'm amazed at the complexity of the entire thing and the possibility that a tiny, non properly functioning thing for a few hundred dollars can ruin an entire 2 billion dollar project.
     
  13. SilentP

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    Apparently Xbox Live is also doing a 'Live' Broadcast of the landing, so I may try and catch it on that.
     
  14. gturner

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nttnecwEku8&feature=player_embedded#![/yt]
     
  15. YellowSubmarine

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    Wheaton does a much better job at this. Shatner is terrible.
     
  16. T'Girl

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    In Seattle on Comcast Cable, it's channel 76.

    :)
     
  17. M'Sharak

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  18. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Turn in your Trekker card, now.

    The Shatner is infallible. (Okay, Wheaton's reading was a bit better but damn if Shatner wasn't in all his Shatner.)
     
  19. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    So damn excited.
     
  20. Nociod

    Nociod Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    17 hours to go!

    mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/ has a countdown, info on the project and link to ways of watching the landing