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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: hattend
I think it's speeled bridle. Like you put on a horse.

And it's down.

Those JPL guys are good for convicts.

/johnny

401 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: amom

The feed online is different that CNN.


402 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:21 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: hattend

Now awaiting first images!!!!


403 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:21 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: All
OUTSTANDING!!!
404 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:31 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Images from Mars for your viewing pleasure...


405 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

THIS is the kind of celebration that deserves champagne flowing, not some meaningless sporting event. These people are our best and brightest...CONGRATULATIONS!


406 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: hattend

.-— .—. .-..

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!!!!


407 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: JRandomFreeper

waiting for images


408 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:39 PM PDT by kabar
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To: JRandomFreeper

Need pics!


409 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:43 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: LibWhacker

Sisnal strong! Images Inbound!


410 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:56 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hattend

Coming images


411 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: hattend

YES!!

Let’s hurry w the images... lack of sleep and Ada don’t mix :^/


412 posted on 08/05/2012 10:34:56 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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Great job!


413 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:02 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: hattend

HOT DAMN!! Way to go JPL!!


414 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:14 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: colinhester

Thumbnails!!!!


415 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: DocRock

We have pics!


416 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:32 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: colinhester

Curiosity lives... Long live the king!


417 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: montag813

Amen to that!!!


418 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:47 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: colinhester

I sometimes have trouble with my phone signal...they are getting this from Mars!


419 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:47 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Pics of the wheel!!!


420 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: DocRock

pictures. sorta.

It’s working.

It’s the wheel


421 posted on 08/05/2012 10:35:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: dragnet2

Too bad they’re coming from a Hollywood Studio. /s


422 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: LibWhacker
CURIOSITY STICKS HER LANDING!!! GOLD MEDAL FOR TEAM NASA AND THE USA !!!

423 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:04 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: kabar

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

must be on a delay :(


424 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:23 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: DoughtyOne

JPL guy yelling...”It’s the wheel! It’s the wheel!”...


425 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:31 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: kabar
06:09 MTC, 12:58 local sun time at the landing site.

/johnny

426 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Red Steel

Hugs all around. Amazing. Wow.

Now how long will the rover operate on the surface. I read it’s nuclear powered. Don’t know if that’s true, tho. I suspect it’s a misunderstanding by the reporter. But... does it need solar panels? Getting away from solar panels would be a big improvement, imho.


427 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:36 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: DocRock

My God, it’s full of stars!


428 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:36 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: amom

Very few things in life put an irresistible smile on my face. This is one of them!


429 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: LibWhacker

I swear if the first pic is a BHO ad my head will asplode!


430 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:43 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

Let’s see where Curiosity takes us!”

WOOHOO!
WOOHOO!
WOOHOO!


431 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: dfwgator

I swear I saw an egg beater... ;^)


432 posted on 08/05/2012 10:36:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: PA Engineer

Bigger pics coming!


433 posted on 08/05/2012 10:37:15 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: LibWhacker

Obama reaction: “You didn’t do that. The Europeans and Russians laid the groundwork for this”.


434 posted on 08/05/2012 10:37:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: DoughtyOne

"I just wanted to say...'Good Luck, We're all counting on you.'"

435 posted on 08/05/2012 10:37:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Empireoftheatom48

OMG!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


436 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: colinhester

Fantastic. You just know Obama and the ‘rats were hoping for failure, so they could shut down the space program for good.


437 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:20 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Now how long will the rover operate on the surface. I read it’s nuclear powered. Don’t know if that’s true, tho. I suspect it’s a misunderstanding by the reporter. But... does it need solar panels? Getting away from solar panels would be a big improvement, imho.

Powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator, like the old Viking landers. produces electricity from the heat given off by plutonium.
438 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:27 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: LibWhacker

Nuke powered can do primary mission for 2 earth years.


439 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:27 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: PA Engineer
Very few things in life put an irresistible smile on my face. This is one of them!

Absolutely!!!

440 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:27 PM PDT by amom
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To: JRandomFreeper
THEY ARE LOSING IT...WEEPING IN THE CONTROL CENTER...WONDERFUL VIDEO MAKES ME VERY PROUD INDEED TO BE AN AMERICAN TONIGHT.

THIS IS THE KIND OF CELEBRATION THAT DESERVES CHAMPAGNE FLOWING, NOT SOME STUPID SPORTING EVENT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL ON BEHALF OF ALL MANKIND!

441 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:40 PM PDT by montag813
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To: PA Engineer

Amen! I just woke up the house with my clapping and hollering. That skycrane idea is so cool. And the fact that we got pictures within a minute or two of landing is amazing.


442 posted on 08/05/2012 10:38:40 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: LibWhacker

:-)


443 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:02 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: hattend

Nice.


444 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:13 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: PA Engineer

Smiling, crying, yelling and everystuff!!!!!
Whoo hoo!!!!


445 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:19 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: chessplayer

When you have kids, the big hope is that they are healthy.

Curiosity is down, and it’s healthy. JPL is a proud father/mother tonight.

I’m located about 5 miles south of JPL right now.


446 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: Red Steel

It’s fantastic! Some of them are crying.


447 posted on 08/05/2012 10:39:53 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: LibWhacker
Fantastic. You just know Obama and the ‘rats were hoping for failure, so they could shut down the space program for good.

A lot of those libs would like nothing more than to see us stick to the low ground (Earth) while everybody else goes to the moon and beyond.
448 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:06 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Windcatcher
Man that programs in ADA needs lots of naps and prunes.

/johnny

449 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DoughtyOne

This beats welfare spending any day.


450 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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