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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: DocRock

Obama inherited this, but he will claim credit for it tomorrow.


451 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:38 PM PDT by kabar
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To: LibWhacker

Obama didn’t make this


452 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: chessplayer

USA!
USA!
USA!


453 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: hoagy62

Great! I hear the first pics will be black and white.


454 posted on 08/05/2012 10:40:53 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: PA Engineer

The pictue is of the shadow of Curiosity on Mars. SO proud to be an AMERICAN!


455 posted on 08/05/2012 10:41:27 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: chessplayer

I am just dancing in the living room

Well done JPL!!!!


456 posted on 08/05/2012 10:41:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

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Unbelievable engineering feat!


457 posted on 08/05/2012 10:41:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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Great picture of the shadow.


458 posted on 08/05/2012 10:41:47 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: LibWhacker
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.

A true nuke. Plutonium battery.

459 posted on 08/05/2012 10:42:03 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Fledermaus

Sure does...

I’m thinking the illegals won’t get credit for this either, but you never know over at DNCp central...


460 posted on 08/05/2012 10:42:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: af_vet_rr

Well, you can bet dollars to donuts that Obama and his administration are going to try to find a way to take credit.

I noticed a couple of suits came through, and were roundly ignored.


461 posted on 08/05/2012 10:42:34 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: af_vet_rr

I think these are the remaining NASA employees who still have jobs, thanks to Obama. CONGRATS USA!


462 posted on 08/05/2012 10:42:48 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: hattend

It’s a great day to be a nerd!


463 posted on 08/05/2012 10:43:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: montag813

“WONDERFUL VIDEO MAKES ME VERY PROUD INDEED TO BE AN AMERICAN TONIGHT.”

Mega Dittos! Woo Hoo!!!


464 posted on 08/05/2012 10:43:54 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: hattend

Aww, the last two rovers spoiled me. I was kind of hoping for ten years.


465 posted on 08/05/2012 10:43:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: MestaMachine
Smiling, crying, yelling and everystuff!!!!!
Whoo hoo!!!!


I felt like I did as a 12 year old during the first Moon landing mission. Just wow. Go JPL! Celebrate. You deserve it. This is what humanity was meant to do.
466 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: hattend

Bravo, JPL! Fantastic!


467 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:08 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: kabar
Obama inherited this, but he will claim credit for it tomorrow.

Bet he downplays it, because, you know, it makes America look really good and it might inspire kids to become engineers, or even worse, it might inspire kids to imagine great things for this country.
468 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:28 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Great job!


469 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:49 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: LibWhacker

470 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:49 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
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To: PA Engineer
I felt like I did as a 12 year old during the first Moon landing mission

We landed on the moon? No Way!

471 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:08 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: peggybac

Through the IMMENSELY complicated stuff, the lander came through. My God....our engineers can do anything.

FUBO. We ARE the best!


472 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:17 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: rlmorel

The affirmative action head of NASA will be taking the bows.


473 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:21 PM PDT by kabar
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To: All

Okay, nite all, time for sleep here on the east coast!


474 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:28 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama to JPL, you didn’t achieve that...


475 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:48 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
This is what humanity was meant to do. Agreed 100%
476 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:54 PM PDT by amom
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To: LibWhacker

Well, it can do PRIMARY duty for two years but the power source will be good much longer than that. Could still do experiments but just might not be able to move.


477 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:04 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Fledermaus

For all the times we berate the govt. for not being able to do anything well, NASA has always been the exception. Go NASA!


478 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:13 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: hoagy62
The pictue is of the shadow of Curiosity on Mars. SO proud to be an AMERICAN!

Yes! A vision and hard work.
479 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: PA Engineer
If it wasn't Sunday, they would all be celebrating with a catered Chick Fil A Meal.
480 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: amom

Goodnight from Alaska.

Off to bed.


481 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:41 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: PA Engineer
I felt like I did as a 12 year old during the first Moon landing mission. Just wow. Go JPL! Celebrate. You deserve it. This is what humanity was meant to do.

I was a bit older, but I almost feel like a 12 year old now just watching this with my great-nephew (who is almost 12).

It is what humanity was meant to do. God didn't give us these brains and hands and this universe just to live in caves and remain ignorant.
482 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:41 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: montag813
It's the opposable thumbs, kiddo.

Humans rock. We keep carnivores for pets. We land on other planets with our gear.

I expect no less from the baddest species to ever walk a planet in this solar system.

/johnny

483 posted on 08/05/2012 10:46:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hattend

Wow, that was good stuff!!! Amazing, and very touching indeed.


484 posted on 08/05/2012 10:47:37 PM PDT by DaughterofEve (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Windcatcher

Go to sleep with a smile on your face.

Go USA USA USA


485 posted on 08/05/2012 10:47:43 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: chessplayer

I agree with that. JPL does a damned good job. Wish the rest of the government space efforts were as sterling these days. Come on private sector...


486 posted on 08/05/2012 10:48:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: hattend; stylecouncilor; windcliff

We’re on Mars again. It’s wonderful!


487 posted on 08/05/2012 10:48:05 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Jet Jaguar

Nite Jet. Glad we were able to share this wonderful moment on this thread. Sleep well.


489 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:09 PM PDT by amom
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To: montag813

490 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: hattend

Message from Obama:

You didn’t build that Rover.
You didn’t land that.


491 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:25 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: rlmorel

It’ll be easy for him. We didn’t do it, the government did. Gawd, I despise him.


492 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:49 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: DoughtyOne

Speaking of the private sector - tomorrow the Google logo pops out, and that sucker starts street mapping ;-)


493 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:59 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Obama Science Advisor on now...

Knew that name would weasel it’s way in there somehow.


494 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

SHOOT! OBAMA SCIENCE ADVISER HOGGING THE LIMELIGHT!


495 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:09 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: dfwgator
We landed on the moon? No Way!



Holdren! Cut me a break! They had to ruin it.
496 posted on 08/05/2012 10:50:57 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: hattend

I’m grinning from ear to ear. We’ve still got it!


497 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:08 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: bigbob

Just DAMN! /s ;^)

Good one...


498 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: prisoner6

Countdown til
(1) Obama name mentioned
(2) Athiests talk about importance of mission to finding evidence of life and thus by implication nonexistence of god

Woops - both happened before I could finish typing


499 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:44 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

500 posted on 08/05/2012 10:53:02 PM PDT by montag813
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