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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Well it appears NASA and JPL have landed Curiosity on Mars.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Sweet! That is an impressive accomplishment!

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:46 AM

I need to watch the news.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:50 AM

Great Story. I've watching the last few days and I thought touchdown was about noon CSDT. A fantastic result !!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 07:19 AM

Glad it made a safe landing. I hope all systems work okay!

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 07:48 AM

I couldn't believe the sequence of events needed to land the Rover. So many chances for things to go wrong!

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:36 AM

The landing is impressive considering everything that needed to go perfectly. I would think they should be able to hold off on any more landings for a while if Curiosity's systems are all working properly. Sounds like this lander will be able to glean a ton of information for science.
Congratulations NASA! :thumbs:

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Come on, it's just a sound stage in area 51, I read it on the internet :smilewink:
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Well the last 2 rovers were suppose last 90 days I think one of them lasted 6 years.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 12:50 PM

The first picture it took just came through....









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:p :laughingteeth: :rofl2: :camera: :poke: :bigrofl:
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:28 PM

I knew it was supposed to land sometime, but didn't know when. I am glad it made it there safely!

Well the last 2 rovers were suppose last 90 days I think one of them lasted 6 years.


They must of had a kohler in it! :thumbs:

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 05:14 PM

I'm glad it went ok. I enjoy the pictures the rovers send back.

I hope this one lasts a long time.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 06:18 PM

Sadly I find this "accomplishment" a bit Ho-Hum... since it's been done exactly the same before with similar (however less "science") vehicles. The only thing that will de-hohum me is when they get back to putting all that technology back to work putting a man on Mars.

Think about it, "WE" (That's the U.S.A., Folks!) GOT MEN TO THE MOON... multiple times. And this is the best we can hope for today, another "robot"? I have to think that just maybe I have to quietly and secretly in the dark of night root for the Chinese. If their government can continue to stifle political events at home they just may be first men on Mars. America just ain't got it for manned space exploration anymore since we're only nationally interested in bailing out banks, the newest TV sitcoms, whining about energy, etc.

In my book it's one of two things, either the original manned moon flights were rediculously easy (and could be far easier with today's equipment), or American mankind has gone all soft in the head... What other reason would a country with a sucessful space shuttle program just scuttle it and go with "outsourced flights" to Russia? Don't tell me you can't maintain space shuttles when DC 3's are still flying regular air service. We lost how many jobs by decimating the space program? Something is definitely fishy in Aquarius!

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:44 AM

Over 60% of the missions to Mars have been failures, eventually we will land a man on Mars, but it may take years to do it. Space flight is a very dangerous business. While I disagree with shutting down the Shuttle Program, most of us don't drive cars that old. And the failure rate was high considering we lost 2 of them in flight.
When you consider the Moon landings were over 35 years ago and no other nation has attempted it, I consider this to still being Americas crowing achievement of the 20 th century.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 05:09 AM

The first picture it took just came through....









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:p :laughingteeth: :rofl2: :camera: :poke: :bigrofl:

Opps, I thought that was a photo of my garden :laughingteeth:




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