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“Curiosity" Safely on Mars!
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Posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:16 PM PDT by BwanaNdege

Odyssey has safely landed on Mars and is transmitting photos.


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KEYWORDS: curiosity; jpl; mars; marslanding; marsrover; nasa; odyssey
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1 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:22 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

Have they taken any pictures of the flag that the astronauts left?


2 posted on 08/05/2012 10:42:40 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: BwanaNdege
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
3 posted on 08/05/2012 10:43:39 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BwanaNdege

Curiosity! Awesome!

It looked like a giant lan party raiding world of warcraft dungeons and they finally took down the boss mob and won a +9 helm of puberty


4 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: kik5150

5 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:14 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: BwanaNdege

This afternoon I participated in a presentation on the RMS Titanic at the Cocoa Beach Library. Tonight watching pictures from Mars. From the Abyss to Barsoom in 12 hours. My God, what an age we live in!


6 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:39 PM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: Dallas59

Damn .. We’re GOOD !!!!!!!


7 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:39 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: kik5150

“Have they taken any pictures of the flag that the astronauts left?”

Forgive me to exude my USA, USA, USA moment, BUT(!),

You refer to the Moon landings.

THIS IS MARS!!! Humans have NOT been there, yet!


8 posted on 08/05/2012 10:47:42 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: BwanaNdege

It’s “Curiosity” not “Odyssey”! (Odyssey is the orbiter transmitting data back to earth.)


9 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:04 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: BwanaNdege
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
10 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:09 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Terry L Smith

Holdren is on now so that he can make sure Obammy gets credit for it.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:36 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: kik5150

Call Shelia Jackson Lee.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:36 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: kik5150
Have they taken any pictures of the flag that the astronauts left?

I'm waiting for Obama to take credit for it.
13 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:44 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: BwanaNdege
What a great day for the US. I'll have to say it was a nail-biter but it seems that it clicked through every checkpoint without a single hitch.

I can't wait for the hi-resolution stuff to start coming back.

14 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:19 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Terry L Smith

That this type of landing worked has got to help the cause of humans walking on the surface of Mars sometimes in the near future. This is flippin AWESOME!!!


15 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:29 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: 75thOVI

Our company has stuff on it. Some excited people right now. Watching it on NASA channel.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:50 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Terry L Smith; kik5150

That was a reference to Sheila Jackson-Lee, who asked if the Mars Pathfinder could take a picture of the flag planted on Mars by Neil Armstrong.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 10:52:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: kik5150

In 2008, I stopped by Sheila Jackson Lee’s office to mock her =

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1961564/posts


18 posted on 08/05/2012 10:52:39 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Terry L Smith

A Maxine Waters moment


19 posted on 08/05/2012 10:52:59 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: BwanaNdege

Congrats to these very dedicated and brilliant scientists. USA does it once again!


20 posted on 08/05/2012 10:53:16 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: RandallFlagg

Biden will give a speech tomorrow saying this “when President Obama decided to land that thing on mars, Man, that was a gutsy call”


21 posted on 08/05/2012 10:53:26 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: hillarys cankles

During descent there is supposed to be color video of the landing taken and stored in flash on the rover. Its should eventually be uploaded for us to see. Can’t wait to see it.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 10:54:09 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: bigtoona

Yes!


23 posted on 08/05/2012 10:55:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: bigtoona

Humans are causing global warming on Mars. Perhaps we could send the NASA officials to make the Muslims proud about their contributions.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 10:55:48 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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25 posted on 08/05/2012 10:55:57 PM PDT by montag813
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To: BwanaNdege

It landed on a cat, and killed it.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 10:57:00 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: MamaB

Hoist a cold one, my friend. Your accomplishments will outlast us all.


27 posted on 08/05/2012 10:58:31 PM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: BwanaNdege
1:32 A.M. EST - CURIOSITY STICKS HER LANDING!!! GOLD MEDAL FOR TEAM NASA AND THE USA!

28 posted on 08/05/2012 10:59:14 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: montag813

ROTFLMAO


29 posted on 08/05/2012 10:59:14 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: kik5150

What do you think this is, Democratic Underground?


30 posted on 08/05/2012 11:00:07 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: BwanaNdege

I was in the presence of a big lib. He started going off on the Tea Party. WTH??


31 posted on 08/05/2012 11:00:28 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Dallas59

from that photo ist looks like this is a guy thing.


32 posted on 08/05/2012 11:04:09 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: BwanaNdege
McDonald's on Mars Pictures, Images and Photos
33 posted on 08/05/2012 11:06:13 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: oldbill

Hey, now. Watch it, will you?


34 posted on 08/05/2012 11:08:16 PM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: 75thOVI

Thanks but I dob not have anything to do with it. I am not that smart! We leave it to our experts. Sure wish hubby were still alive.


35 posted on 08/05/2012 11:13:52 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

Dob=did. Duh!


36 posted on 08/05/2012 11:15:35 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: barmag25

Those golden arches are EVERYWHERE!!!


37 posted on 08/05/2012 11:19:47 PM PDT by eekitsagreek
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To: MamaB

He may not be present with us, but I’m certain he’s proud.


38 posted on 08/05/2012 11:21:38 PM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: barmag25
When the cam pans 180 degrees there is a Chick-fil-A ?
39 posted on 08/05/2012 11:21:48 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: oldbill
It landed on a cat, and killed it.

And Satisfaction brought it back.

40 posted on 08/05/2012 11:22:30 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: BwanaNdege

Great job on the landing!!!

I feel badly for these JPL guys who are feeling rudderless these days (due to Obama cuts to projects in the pipeline).


41 posted on 08/05/2012 11:23:08 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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You didn’t have to wait long (never mind this program began under the Bush admin)


42 posted on 08/05/2012 11:25:20 PM PDT by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: BwanaNdege

the speaker said president obama have a bold new mission for mars. What is that exactly? I thought it was cancelled


43 posted on 08/05/2012 11:25:54 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: BwanaNdege

the speaker said president obama have a bold new mission for mars. What is that exactly? I thought it was cancelled


44 posted on 08/05/2012 11:26:09 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: barmag25

Somebody PLEASE photoshop that into a Chick-fil-A.


45 posted on 08/05/2012 11:26:48 PM PDT by Former War Criminal (Who am I? Why am I here?)
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To: BwanaNdege

Have they found any Muslims there yet?


46 posted on 08/05/2012 11:31:37 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: bigtoona
"Holdren is on now so that he can make sure Obammy gets credit for it."

Did anyone else catch Holdren stating that the U.S. is the only country to ever land spacecraft on other planets? What a doofus; I knew without even checking that the Soviets put landers on Venus in the 70's (4 times), and that they were the first to put a lander on Mars (after a bunch of failures).

Of course, what we have done has been on a much higher level of sophistication and difficulty, but how could the White House "Science Advisor" be so pitifully uninformed? Par for the course with the Big Zero's appointments.

47 posted on 08/05/2012 11:31:42 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Terry L Smith

Bless your heart.


48 posted on 08/05/2012 11:32:11 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MamaB

Your company built part of that!


49 posted on 08/05/2012 11:32:42 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Cementjungle

Don’t feel too badly for them.

JPL is ALIVE because of their efforts!


50 posted on 08/05/2012 11:37:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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