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NASA got it, Curiosity is on the surface of Mars
Vanity | 5 August 2012 | Trueblackman

Posted on 08/05/2012 10:37:15 PM PDT by Trueblackman

Wheels down, Curiosity has made it to the surface of Mars.


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: curiosity; mars; marslanding; marsrover; nasa
Good work to the JPL.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 10:37:25 PM PDT by Trueblackman
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To: Trueblackman

Bravo!


2 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:02 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: Trueblackman

Just got the first images- awesome piece of engineering. Looks like Skycrane is the way to go when humans land there.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:22 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Trueblackman

Congratulations to the men and women at JPL!
Aerojet here in Sac built the rockets that carried curiosity to Mars and also the rockets that landed Curiosity on the surface. Congrats to Aerojet and everyone else who helped. This is spectacular!


4 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:56 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: Trueblackman

I’m still watching the stream. Unbelievable planning. Incredible success.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 10:41:10 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Trueblackman

Well done.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 10:41:57 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Trueblackman

“It’s a wheel! It’s a wheel! We’ve got wheels on Mars.”

The NASA feed was fantastic. That was a fast 7 minutes. The powered descent and the skycrane maneuver seemed like they lasted only a few seconds. Fabulous.

Well, I hope it moves!


7 posted on 08/05/2012 10:43:25 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Trueblackman

Fantastic


8 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:17 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Trueblackman

Must have been nerve-wracking for those guys to know that by the time they got the telemetry from entry the thing was already on the surface for five minutes.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:35 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Trueblackman

>> Good work to the JPL.

Seriously? JPL didn’t build that.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Trueblackman

Good work. to JPL, and all the contractors that made the pieces of Curiosity.

USA! USA! USA!

-THEY- BUILT IT, MR. PRESIDENT!
-THEY- DESIGNED IT, MR. PRESIDENT!
-THEY- PROVED THAT IT WORKED, MR. PRESIDENT!


11 posted on 08/05/2012 10:54:16 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Trueblackman

Way to go JPL!!! Awesome job!!!


12 posted on 08/05/2012 10:57:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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13 posted on 08/05/2012 11:06:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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14 posted on 08/05/2012 11:11:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Trueblackman

Have they found any Muslims there yet?


15 posted on 08/05/2012 11:30:03 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: montag813

There are roads and bridges on the way to Mars?


16 posted on 08/06/2012 12:31:40 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: Trueblackman

I turned on Coast to Coast AM briefly to hear what was being said.

Understandably, there was an air of celebration for the successful landing itself, but there was also giddy speculation that an announcement of confirmed life on Mars was to be Obomba’s October surprise, and that would “put him over the top” for the election.

What a way to ruin a great event. Radio off.


17 posted on 08/06/2012 12:55:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Terry L Smith

With government funding provided from US taxpayers. No doubt some how the ONE will take credit for this success, even though he was not there and had nothing to do with it.


18 posted on 08/06/2012 5:50:34 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: montag813

Has it started beaming back Obama campaign commercials yet?


19 posted on 08/06/2012 5:52:25 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Fresh Wind

I fell asleep on C2C and missed that nugget.

How did he think that an announcement of confirmed life on Mars would help Hussein the election?


20 posted on 08/06/2012 7:30:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I wasn’t exactly wide awake at the time, but I gathered that the guest (not sure of who it was, don’t think it was Hoagland) believed that the announcement of life on Mars would give Obomba the opening to start up a “look what a great job the government (NASA) did, so let’s go to Mars” campaign angle.

He also mentioned that the deficit wouldn’t be a problem because a popular program (like the Apollo program) would create prosperity through massive government spending.

Then Noory felt the need to rubberstamp the notion that this would put Obomba back in for another term.

As always, my biggest gripe with Noory is his unwillingness to challenge any guest, no matter how off the wall the guest happens to be.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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