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Mars Rover Curiosity Lands successfully!! LIVE THREAD
Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) ^ | 5 Aug 2012 | JPL

Posted on 08/05/2012 11:04:03 AM PDT by hattend

Landing at 10:30PM Pacific...yes, this is early so all the aviation, space, astronomy and science pingers can "get 'er done".


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: curiosity; jpl; livemarslanding; mars; marslanding; marslandinglive; marsrover; nasa
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To: LibWhacker

Phobos Passes in Front of Sun's Face, Nov. 9, 2010, as seen by Mars rover Spirit.

This is far above the horizon.

201 posted on 08/05/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: Unmarked Package

Sure, that’s what they tell you.

The laser is actually for killing Martians. (Sorry, watching “Falling Skies”)


202 posted on 08/05/2012 9:20:40 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
I find myself amazed at the amount of fluffy bullstuff that NASA can generate on their media channel while they are waiting for something to happen.

Very impressive.

/johnny

203 posted on 08/05/2012 9:25:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

bfm


204 posted on 08/05/2012 9:25:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: hattend

Beria had humans working with bare hands to create the first Soviet bomb so it’s no surprise about the dogs.

There was a space radio listener in the UK who recorded Russian speakers in the 1960s begging to “get me down” etc. Gagarin might’ve been the first to return rather than the first to orbit.


205 posted on 08/05/2012 9:26:43 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Moonman62

Thank you. I remember when I took physics in college about a million years ago, the professor said it was an unsolved problem but I immediately just wrote it off as atmospheric distortion. How wrong could I be when a simple experiment with a small pebble proves it’s an illusion? You chose your screen name well, Moonman62, you chose your screen name well. :-)

But the question remains... Is the Sun’s apparent size on Mars’ horizon also an illusion?


206 posted on 08/05/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: JRandomFreeper

Spacecraft is now operating on it’s own.

All they can do is watch and monitor.


207 posted on 08/05/2012 9:30:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
?

/johnny

208 posted on 08/05/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 1066AD
There was a space radio listener in the UK who recorded Russian speakers in the 1960s begging to “get me down” etc. Gagarin might’ve been the first to return rather than the first to orbit.

Yeah, I would love to read a tell all book about the early Soviet space program. That's just scary to think about.

209 posted on 08/05/2012 9:32:24 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: dragnet2
All they can do is watch and monitor.

They do a good job of filling the channel with fluffy stuff. Gotta give the PR folks that much. ;)

11:57 Local True Solar Time. Sun angle is 82 degrees.

/johnny

210 posted on 08/05/2012 9:34:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hattend

This is definitely not good for the nerves.


211 posted on 08/05/2012 9:34:49 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dragnet2

Cool! Was that shot at the same magnification as the other photo? They look about the same size to me.


212 posted on 08/05/2012 9:35:58 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: chessplayer

Anyone know where I can get live telemetry info? Thanks.


213 posted on 08/05/2012 9:39:01 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: dragnet2

Curiosity tweet

I’m inside the orbit of Diemos and completely on my own. Wish me luck! #MSL


214 posted on 08/05/2012 9:39:05 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

This Just In
____________

Comrade President Imam Obama has just ordered NASA to program the rover Curiosity, immediately upon landing on Mars, perform a gay wedding ceremony for the long suffering rovers Spirit and Opportunity!


215 posted on 08/05/2012 9:40:28 PM PDT by Blado (Democrats - the party of juvenile unresolved daddy issue rage.)
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To: hattend

It seems to be working but even my DSL can’t give me streaming...grrr.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/nasatv/


216 posted on 08/05/2012 9:44:28 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Have to try another source...that one is too choppy


217 posted on 08/05/2012 9:46:04 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I do not have high confidence that this is going to work. Very complex landing sequence.


218 posted on 08/05/2012 9:47:46 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: hattend

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mars/curiosity_news3.html

This one is working awesome for me.


219 posted on 08/05/2012 9:48:25 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: jpsb

Also... Could someone update us from time to time on what NASA TV is saying? I’m watching on my computer but, unfortunately, it has a broken sound card and my wife AIN’T gonna let me interrupt the Olympics. :-(


220 posted on 08/05/2012 9:49:09 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: SamAdams76

Problem with sending dogs into space is that they burn their faces off sticking their heads out the window on reentry.


221 posted on 08/05/2012 9:49:09 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: hattend

Try CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/cvplive/cvpstream2&hpt=hp_c1#/video/cvplive/cvpstream2


222 posted on 08/05/2012 9:49:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: this_ol_patriot

Thanks, giving it a try now.


223 posted on 08/05/2012 9:52:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Thanks!! Awesome here also.


224 posted on 08/05/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: jpsb
Historically, 2 out of 3 either miss or make a large, hot hole. JPL, though, has a history of kicking ass and taking names with MER-A and MER-B.

It is a complex landing system. Not much more than bouncing down on airbags, or bouncing around on a retro rocket like PHX.

Lots of room for failure.

Suprisingly, I have high confidence, and fully expect it to work.

/johnny

225 posted on 08/05/2012 9:53:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LibWhacker

Ok, ATM second eyes are looking at work station to verify all is good.


226 posted on 08/05/2012 9:54:08 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: LibWhacker
Right now, they are running through checklist steps.

On a personal note, to me, some of those guys behind consoles in blue shirts look like state prisoners. ;)

/johnny

227 posted on 08/05/2012 9:55:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes JPL is very good, but not much can go wrong with a bouncing ball.


228 posted on 08/05/2012 9:55:58 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: LibWhacker

Second eyes report everything looks good.


229 posted on 08/05/2012 9:57:42 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

This is not a bounce in!


230 posted on 08/05/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: jpsb
but not much can go wrong with a bouncing ball.

You need to upgrade your imagination.

/johnny

231 posted on 08/05/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, we did not have to do that back in my day. lol


232 posted on 08/05/2012 9:58:48 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: this_ol_patriot

Working alright for me...thanks!

Still some buffering but I am in the middle of nowhere.


233 posted on 08/05/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48
This is not a bounce in!

We hope not, but that's theory. In theory, practice and theory are the same, in practice, they aren't. ;)

/johnny

234 posted on 08/05/2012 10:00:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hattend

“To Mars!”


235 posted on 08/05/2012 10:00:25 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2914921/posts?page=150#150

There are a lot of common EDL elements.


236 posted on 08/05/2012 10:00:29 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: LibWhacker

NASA TV doing a fluff piece killing time.


237 posted on 08/05/2012 10:00:53 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

This whole thing is out of near-future science fiction, imagine seeing that sequence of events somewhere on Earth. Surely people would be claiming they saw an alien ship.


238 posted on 08/05/2012 10:01:07 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: jpsb

Far too big and heavy to land it like the other rovers.


239 posted on 08/05/2012 10:02:03 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: jpsb

Thank you.

Did you find your telemetry data? I’ve been poking around but no luck yet.


240 posted on 08/05/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: jpsb

Yep, I want one of the controllers say “Get your ass to Mars” in a thick German accent


241 posted on 08/05/2012 10:02:42 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Planters peanuts is a tradition going back to the Ranger missions.


242 posted on 08/05/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: All

remember all info we get is 7 minutes old so when JPL says curiosity is entering Mars Atmos it is in fact already on the surface of Mars.


243 posted on 08/05/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: All
Looks like CNN is carrying it now, FOX has *Jerry Rivers* babbling about the Jacksons.
244 posted on 08/05/2012 10:04:42 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Only 20 minutes to atmosphere.


245 posted on 08/05/2012 10:04:42 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: hattend

10 minutes to cruise stage separation. JM2¢


246 posted on 08/05/2012 10:04:56 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Lol, I noticed all those blue shirts, too. Are NASA’s scientists and engineers now wearing a uniform? Weird.

Gettin’ nervous about this landing. Darn thing’s too complex.


247 posted on 08/05/2012 10:05:29 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: chessplayer

OMG, this is it.


248 posted on 08/05/2012 10:06:25 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Darn thing’s too complex.

My thoughts exactly.


249 posted on 08/05/2012 10:06:30 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: LibWhacker

"Good luck....We're all counting on you."

250 posted on 08/05/2012 10:06:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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