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

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  1. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yesterday's update on the NASA website:

    Not landing till 1:31 EDT on 8/6/2012... :brickwall:

    I guess I'll find out about it when I wake up Monday morning. :beer:
     
  2. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ Stay up. You don't need to go to work tomorrow.
     
  3. MANT!

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    I do...
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    I'll have to get up at the right time to watch any "results" online/TV. Is the time when the lander actually touches down on Mars or when we'll have signal(s) from it given the time-delay between Earth and Mars. (Something like 20-30 minutes right now, isn't it?)
     
  5. Chris3123

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    Just a few more hours. Even though we've sent rovers before, this is still really exciting. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Gov Kodos

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    Ha, I'm on vacation and it's the middle of the afternoon here. Great time to watch a Mars landing.
     
  7. Sparky

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  8. Gov Kodos

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  9. Chris3123

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    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.
     
  10. brian577

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    Anyone with a Roku can watch it on the NASA Channel
     
  11. Chris3123

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    2 minutes until atmosphere entry...
     
  12. YellowSubmarine

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    So, Curiosity is on the surface right now. Any bets if it has crashed or it if has landed? :lol:
     
  13. Chris3123

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    No, it hasn't landed yet. It's in the atmosphere though.

    ETA: Parachute deployed!
     
  14. YellowSubmarine

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    Does that mean that my projected Romulan subspace transmitters have reached NASA earlier than I expected then?
     
  15. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Landed

    It's alive
     
  16. Chris3123

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    Curiosity has landed!

    The guys in Mission Control are going nuts. :D

    ETA: And were' getting images...
     
  17. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Touchdown confirmed.


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    Aaaaand thumbnail image received.
     
  18. Psion

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

    :techman::techman:
     
  19. NebulaClassGuy

    NebulaClassGuy Lieutenant Commander

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    YAY! She's on Mars, and everything is green across the board!
     
  20. YellowSubmarine

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    I told you this crazy complicated thing had no chance of landing.
     

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