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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

Program polo-shirts, T-shirts, caps, etc. are pretty common on government contracts.


251 posted on 08/05/2012 10:07:18 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: rdl6989; LibWhacker

Ditto.


252 posted on 08/05/2012 10:07:25 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: The Cajun

Yep, CNN TV is carrying it live

Twenty minutes from upper atmosphere to land, is that correct?

17 minutes to land is what talking head just said.


253 posted on 08/05/2012 10:07:33 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: LibWhacker

Nope, they are now describing how Mars orbiters will report on curiosity progress during landing. Two orbiters will over head thru most of the descent.


254 posted on 08/05/2012 10:07:44 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: LibWhacker
No point in being nervous. It's gonna work or not. The die has been cast. Literally.

On our side, the die is smart and can do fancy stuff. ;)

Take heart. Drink beverages. Enjoy the show.

/johnny

255 posted on 08/05/2012 10:07:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LibWhacker
Lol, I noticed all those blue shirts, too. Are NASA’s scientists and engineers now wearing a uniform? Weird.

Of course, can't you see they're working for peanuts?

256 posted on 08/05/2012 10:09:32 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: rdl6989
We do complex better than we used to.

/johnny

257 posted on 08/05/2012 10:09:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LibWhacker

Glad it’s on computer control now instead of human.


258 posted on 08/05/2012 10:09:48 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: JRandomFreeper

I just hope we get word quickly. As it is I’ll be a little tired at work tomorrow :^/


259 posted on 08/05/2012 10:10:23 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: jpsb

CNN crawl is saying 9:17 land time...that’s not right is it?


260 posted on 08/05/2012 10:10:44 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

3400 miles to go.


261 posted on 08/05/2012 10:10:44 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: hattend

12:31 CST (-7 minutes)


262 posted on 08/05/2012 10:11:47 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: hattend

when will we know? Time? I gotta go to bed.


263 posted on 08/05/2012 10:11:55 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: hattend
Said a few minutes ago it was at the top of the atmosphere.
264 posted on 08/05/2012 10:12:39 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Windcatcher

This is making me breathless. I hope I don’t pass out before it lands.


265 posted on 08/05/2012 10:12:54 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: All

Live from NASA TV

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


266 posted on 08/05/2012 10:12:54 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: LibWhacker

Nice mohawk on that one guy.


267 posted on 08/05/2012 10:12:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you have CNN? Coverage is on CNN and Fox News or so I am told


268 posted on 08/05/2012 10:13:04 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: hattend
Sure, 9:17 is correct. Depends on what part of what part of what planet you are on.

Doesn't work for Earth or Mars, but I never suspected CNN was part of this universe anyway.

/johnny

269 posted on 08/05/2012 10:13:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jpsb

Woot!

Go baby go!


270 posted on 08/05/2012 10:13:38 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

All I’ve got here is bottled water. OMG, have we crashed yet? ;-)

C’mon, Curiosity, don’t kill the cat! (Kudos to the Freeper who did that play on words earlier in the thread!)


271 posted on 08/05/2012 10:13:59 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Jet Jaguar

They SHOULD know if it made it about 14 minutes past 10:31 PST


272 posted on 08/05/2012 10:14:28 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: dfwgator
[ Nice mohawk on that one guy. ]


273 posted on 08/05/2012 10:14:28 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: jpsb
Neg on televisor device for the last 10 years.

I'm following on NASA live feed.

/johnny

274 posted on 08/05/2012 10:14:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hoagy62

Thanks!


275 posted on 08/05/2012 10:15:15 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: dfwgator

Nice mohawk on that one guy.
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Seeing those more and more recently. But this is the first NASA engineer I’ve seen with one.


276 posted on 08/05/2012 10:15:15 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Jet Jaguar

You know either at 45 past the hour or a couple of hours later


277 posted on 08/05/2012 10:15:20 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: LibWhacker

Lost telemetry, recieving heartbeat tones, all normal. Lots of smiles.


278 posted on 08/05/2012 10:15:40 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: dfwgator

OMG, grab the guy with the mohawk. He doesn’t belong there!


279 posted on 08/05/2012 10:15:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: jpsb

Cruise stage separated. RCS thrusters are about to go. ...


280 posted on 08/05/2012 10:16:22 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: House Atreides

cruse separation, curiosity is on it own.


281 posted on 08/05/2012 10:16:22 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: this_ol_patriot

Oh, cool... We’re down, safely?


282 posted on 08/05/2012 10:16:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: House Atreides

Cruise Stage seperation.

I have my Elysian Brewing Co. ‘Loser’ Pale Ale in glass.


283 posted on 08/05/2012 10:16:51 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: dragnet2

y’know CNN, you can report the Sikh shooter from now til doomsday...and probably will

But Curiosity touches down only once...c’mon a#oles!


284 posted on 08/05/2012 10:17:17 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: LibWhacker

Not yet, turned to entry and seperated.


285 posted on 08/05/2012 10:17:50 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: JRandomFreeper

Successful separation.


286 posted on 08/05/2012 10:17:51 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: LibWhacker

Not yet...the “7 Minutes of Terror” begin in about 7 minutes....


287 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:01 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: LibWhacker

Not yet, turned to entry and separated.


288 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:06 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: hoagy62

Gin and T working cigar ready!


289 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:13 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Red Steel

Turned for Mars atmosphere entry. Heartbeat tones nominal. 7 minutes to entry....


290 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LibWhacker
Not yet. 7 minutes. 5.4 kps.

/johnny

291 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chessplayer

Me, too!


292 posted on 08/05/2012 10:18:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: ClearCase_guy
My theory is that there is life on Mars. It takes the form of a rather large cat. My fear is that the Lander will come down directly on top of the cat. Yes, my fear is that Curiosity may kill the cat.

That comment should make the FR Hall of Fame.

293 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:02 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: hattend

Twitter feed from the NASA.gov website.

MarsCuriosity Cruise stage separation complete. So long & thanks for all the navigation. 17 minutes to Mars!


294 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:02 PM PDT by amom
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To: Empireoftheatom48

OMG it’s a giant mouse!


295 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:40 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: hattend

Sorry CNN...you’re back on it

Woo! Still showing a good descent!


296 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:40 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: LibWhacker
[ OMG, grab the guy with the mohawk. He doesn’t belong there! ]

I pity the fool who thinks mohawks aren't professional!

297 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:44 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Steel

may get pics a few minutes after landing. 6 minutes to entry.


298 posted on 08/05/2012 10:19:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: hattend

Hoping for a successful mission! Fingers crossed and prayers up.


299 posted on 08/05/2012 10:20:55 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: LibWhacker

Who cares? This isn’t the 1960’s where everyone had army haircuts.


300 posted on 08/05/2012 10:21:05 PM PDT by chessplayer
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