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  • NASA photographs split second when Curiosity enters Mars airspace

    08/06/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 69 replies
    Fox news ^ | August 6, 2012 | Foxnews
    Thanks to a remarkable combination of engineering and mathematics, a NASA satellite in orbit around Mars was able to capture this picture of the split second when Curiosity fell from the skies to its successful landing on the surface of the red planet.
  • Obama hails Mars landing

    08/06/2012 11:14:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/6/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    In a statement issued by the White House in the early morning hours Monday, President Obama congratulated NASA for the successful landing of the rover Curiosity on Mars. "Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history," he said in the statement. "The successful landing of Curiosity - the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land on another planet - marks an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future. It proves that even the longest of odds are no match for our unique blend of ingenuity and...
  • NASA Lands Car-sized Rover on Martian Surface (VIDEO)

    08/06/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | 8/6/2012 | NASA
    NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, including the final severing of the bridle cords and flyaway maneuver of the rocket backpack.
  • Photo shows Mars rover descent

    08/06/2012 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Robe · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/06/2012 | Jonathan Amos
    A spectacular image of the Curiosity rover descending to the surface of Mars on its parachute has been obtained by an overflying satellite. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter played a key role in Monday's (GMT) historic landing by recording telemetry from the robot as it approached the ground.
  • Curiosity nails perfect landing on Mars

    08/06/2012 4:22:01 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 141 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Aug 6, 2012 | AP
    PASADENA, Calif. — In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past. Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory late Sunday after the most high-tech interplanetary rover ever built signaled it had survived a harrowing plunge through the thin Mars atmosphere.
  • NASA got it, Curiosity is on the surface of Mars

    08/05/2012 10:37:15 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 20 replies
    Vanity | 5 August 2012 | Trueblackman
    Wheels down, Curiosity has made it to the surface of Mars.
  • “Curiosity" Safely on Mars!

    08/05/2012 10:40:16 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 95 replies
    Odyssey has safely landed on Mars and is transmitting photos.
  • Mars exploration to go on even if mission fails, space officials say

    08/05/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    L.A. NOW ^ | August 5, 2012 | 4:35 pm
    Two top space officials pledged Sunday afternoon to continue the exploration of Mars in years to come – regardless of whether NASA’s Curiosity rover survives its dramatic landing later tonight. “We are committed to a Mars exploration program,” NASA Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld said. ... “This is a message to the whole world: We are to dare mighty things, even if we might fail,” Elachi said. “Every explorer has had tough days. It was never easy.” The officials conceded that much is riding on the success of the Curiosity mission tonight. Elachi called Curiosity “a very important element of the...
  • Watch NASA's live coverage of Mars rover landing (Cnet)

    08/05/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies
    Cnet ^ | 8/6/2012 | Cnet
    Video Linky Here
  • Mars Rover Curiosity Lands successfully!! LIVE THREAD

    08/05/2012 11:04:03 AM PDT · by hattend · 631 replies
    Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) ^ | 5 Aug 2012 | JPL
    Landing at 10:30PM Pacific...yes, this is early so all the aviation, space, astronomy and science pingers can "get 'er done".
  • Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror (Upcoming Mars landing)

    07/13/2012 5:53:33 PM PDT · by bigbob · 21 replies
    NASA JPL ^ | 6-22-12 | NASA JPL News
    Team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. Video with interviews with the designers and excellent computer animations can be viewed at the link: "DARE MIGHTY THINGS"
  • Phoenix Mars Landing Live Thread (7:53 PM EST)

    05/25/2008 6:14:29 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 317 replies · 4,019+ views
    05/25/08 | Kevin Davis
    This will be the official thread for the Phoenix Mars Lander..
  • Saddam capture doesn't change Jackson Lee's mind [SJL invites Syrian Pres. to speak in TX]

    12/15/2003 7:41:14 PM PST · by HennepinPrisoner · 34 replies · 244+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/15/2003 | RON NISSIMOV
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, said today that the capture of Saddam Hussein does nothing to change her opposition to the war in Iraq. "I believe we should have had a congressional vote before declaring war, and we should have allowed U.N. inspectors time to finish their work," Jackson Lee said during a news conference at Bush Intercontinental Airport. "As to WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the fact they have not been found I believe shows I was right." One of the more outspoken congressional critics of the war in Iraq, Jackson Lee had returned to Houston from a...