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wayoflife
08-04-2012, 01:06 AM
WOW!! Talk about an epic teaser trailer - oh wait, this is really gonna happen on Sunday night!! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki_Af_o9Q9s

So many reasons for this to go oh so wrong but man, do I hope it all works out. Only thing that would have made it better is if people were on board.

DARE MIGHTY THINGS!

:thumb:

JeepFan
08-04-2012, 01:17 AM
Wow! This will be an amazing feet of engineering if it all works! Very cool...

wayoflife
08-04-2012, 01:26 AM
Well, we should all be able to watch it live here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Go NASA!! :thumb:

piginajeep
08-04-2012, 04:57 AM
Holy shit on a cactus, that's a ton of steps to land a rover. Where's our bearded hippy when we need him?

Sharkey
08-04-2012, 06:50 AM
Greatness comes through being willing to fail your way to success.

GCM 2
08-04-2012, 06:56 AM
Such an awesome, awe inspiring mission! Gives hope in mankind!

Moochie
08-04-2012, 07:06 AM
Holy shit on a cactus, that's a ton of steps to land a rover. Where's our bearded hippy when we need him?

I hope he's not at the Riva Grill in South Lake.

10frank9
08-04-2012, 07:30 AM
That is awesome. Not usually my cup of tea, but count me in for this. What an incredible mission with so many variables that could make this thing fail.

DManuel
08-04-2012, 07:39 PM
That is awesome. I hope they pull it off. Go Rover!!!

MTG
08-04-2012, 08:10 PM
This is cool. Way too much stuff going on there...I wonder if they have calculated the odds of success?

Need to set a reminder for tonight.

Iron_Cross2
08-05-2012, 12:44 AM
very cool. It is a shame our government doesn't fund the space program the way it use to.

Trail Bud
08-05-2012, 01:08 AM
Holy shit on a cactus, that's a ton of steps to land a rover. Where's our bearded hippy when we need him?

Holy What???? :cheesy:
It is very cool!!

Serg5000
08-05-2012, 01:45 AM
very cool. It is a shame our government doesn't fund the space program the way it use to.

Maybe they know something we don't. And cutting back isn't just a budget thing.

BONDSY
08-06-2012, 02:09 AM
Well, we should all be able to watch it live here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

Go NASA!! :thumb:

Thanks for the link Eddie. I'm going to try to tune into this tonight.:thumb:

wayoflife
08-06-2012, 02:15 AM
so i'm a geek but, i am super excited and hoping for the best :yup:

JeepFan
08-06-2012, 02:43 AM
The fun begins around 1030 tonight. I'll be tuned in right after Falling Skies!

GCM 2
08-06-2012, 03:45 AM
so i'm a geek but, i am super excited and hoping for the best :yup:

Nothing wrong with being a geek my my friend! Still to this day one of my favorite TV specials/documentaries is Dr Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" from the early '80s. As a young teen I was in awe of that series. I don't watch much network TV, but since I'm a closet geek I never miss "The Big Bang Theory". :rock:

Due to my present location on the big blue marble, I will be watching the landing at about 9am. Just a little more than 2 hours from now :clap2:

MTG
08-06-2012, 03:52 AM
Admittedly...total geek here too! I'll be tuned in as well. :)

piginajeep
08-06-2012, 04:20 AM
Can't wait!!! Beach volley ball then a mars landing!!!!!!

piginajeep
08-06-2012, 04:57 AM
they just switched to live feed:thumb:

MTG
08-06-2012, 05:09 AM
they just switched to live feed:thumb:

Had it, but lost it. Crap! Stupid verizon.

BONDSY
08-06-2012, 05:37 AM
Te audio on the feed is crap.

JeepFan
08-06-2012, 05:39 AM
Curiosity has landed! Amazing!

94YJBeaver
08-06-2012, 05:41 AM
Thats Pretty AWESOME!!!

MTG
08-06-2012, 05:45 AM
Totally awesome!

Love it!

Edit: I find it annoying and ironic that we can put a rover on mars that only takes 14 minutes to communicate with, yet my cell service sucks so bad I can't watch it in real time.

wayoflife
08-06-2012, 05:49 AM
touchdown!!

4129

too cool :thumb:

GCM 2
08-06-2012, 05:58 AM
That is badass!

10frank9
08-06-2012, 06:02 AM
Sweet landing. With all of the things that could've gone wrong they are collecting some serious data.

BONDSY
08-06-2012, 06:07 AM
Totally awesome!

Love it!

Edit: I find it annoying and ironic that we can put a rover on mars that only takes 14 minutes to communicate with, yet my cell service sucks so bad I can't watch it in real time.

I know what you mean. The live stream was kinda crappy on my end. But what an achievement for these guy's to get this done.

piginajeep
08-06-2012, 06:11 AM
I know what you mean. The live stream was kinda crappy on my end. But what an achievement for these guy's to get this done.

same here, very cool they pulled it off!

wayoflife
08-06-2012, 06:13 AM
yup, the feed was total bs. we don't have regular tv at all and for a while, i was thinking i might not be able to see it at all. fortunately, it worked just long enough to catch the first pics and all the cheering but, it's pretty much off again for me.

MikeLisa
08-06-2012, 09:48 PM
This is the first thing they saw after it landed

MikeLisa
08-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Sorry I couldn't resist. I hate it happened at 1:30 am here and didn't get to see it.

mmccurdy
08-09-2012, 06:22 AM
Holy shit on a cactus, that's a ton of steps to land a rover. Where's our bearded hippy when we need him?


I hope he's not at the Riva Grill in South Lake.

Just caught this thread on here... I was actually fortunate enough to be at mission control at JPL for the landing, biting my nails with the rest of the team. Man, if you thought it was tense watching the landing on UStream, it was about a thousand times more crazy watching from there. The whole team probably could have used a round of woody's if that kind of thing weren't frowned upon when operating a $2.5B rover on Mars ;)

Amazing experience... so glad everything went as planned. Can't believe this is actually the third time I've gotten to do this in my relatively short career at NASA. At this point I can say for sure it never gets old.

Anyway, hope everyone stays tuned. This mission should send home some amazing stuff. Go Curiosity! :beer:

StrizzyChris
08-09-2012, 07:44 AM
This is crazy exciting, but there is a little part of me that is worried that there are micro-organisms that this could bring back with it that could be hazardous to not only us but our environment. Not by means of radiation but of bacteria or other elements that could spread rapidly and damage our ecosystem. I know this is very VERY unlikely, and “end of days” sounding, but I am hoping it’s a concern of theirs as well.

I KNOW, I KNOW....I'M CRAZY lol

mmccurdy
08-09-2012, 08:04 AM
This is crazy exciting, but there is a little part of me that is worried that there are micro-organisms that this could bring back with it that could be hazardous to not only us but our environment. Not by means of radiation but of bacteria or other elements that could spread rapidly and damage our ecosystem. I know this is very VERY unlikely, and “end of days” sounding, but I am hoping it’s a concern of theirs as well.

I KNOW, I KNOW....I'M CRAZY lol

You don't have to worry about Curiosity bringing anything back. It's physically impossible, since the mission was never designed to return to earth. The rover is staying on the surface of Mars for good, and the only thing getting sent back is the data. Maybe some day when we colonize Mars and open a museum we'll put her on display, but by that time we'll know a lot more about any bugs that do exist up there :thumb:

As a side note, when things are sent to other planets (and vice versa, though that's not a factor for Curiosity) folks on earth take interplanetary contamination very seriously. There are multiple reviews and every precaution is made to avoid this. It surprised me at first how cautious we are about these concerns, but it makes sense given the very concerns you point out.

StrizzyChris
08-09-2012, 08:26 AM
It surprised me at first how cautious we are about these concerns, but it makes sense given the very concerns you point out.

haha well its good to know that they thought of and addressed this. I was even starting to think that I was nuts lol

MTG
08-09-2012, 12:32 PM
Don't listen to him Chris, that's what THEY want you to believe. This whole thing is a cover story for the REAL mission that is taking place as we speak. Be afraid, be very afraid! Can't write more THEY are triangulating on my position as I type...

JandSJK
08-10-2012, 03:35 AM
Don't listen to him Chris, that's what THEY want you to believe. This whole thing is a cover story for the REAL mission that is taking place as we speak. Be afraid, be very afraid! Can't write more THEY are triangulating on my position as I type...

Lets just hope Optimus gets all the pillars:cheesy:

MTG
08-10-2012, 05:18 AM
Lets just hope Optimus gets all the pillars:cheesy:

And the monolith 1:4:9.

DManuel
08-10-2012, 05:31 AM
Laura and I took Nemo to Mars last year. The landscape is very cool. Lots of jagged rocks and a cool red color. Even saw a couple of Martians. Here's the pic to prove it. :)

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Sharkey
08-10-2012, 07:07 AM
And the monolith 1:4:9.

Just found your belated B-Day present:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e1e0/?srp=1

Serg5000
08-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Laura and I took Nemo to Mars last year. The landscape is very cool. Lots of jagged rocks and a cool red color. Even saw a couple of Martians. Here's the pic to prove it. :)

4221Nemo looks goon on mars.:thumb:

GCM 2
08-10-2012, 06:00 PM
And the monolith 1:4:9.

Here's the iPhone 1:4:9