Mars lander Curiosity lands on schedule

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+40 1. SandraJShaw0 commented 10 years ago

Great achievement! The world is really proud of you guys :)
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-11 2. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

Erm... I wanted to see the actual landing footage. Not them celebrating the landing. :S
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+9 3. mike_nazz commented 10 years ago

its not a fake landing this time ayeeee
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-2 4. ZaMpTi commented 10 years ago

And then I said, APRIL FOOL - It just burned down
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+8 5. curator commented 10 years ago

#2 landing footage? you know this is mars, don't you? it's not like.. a lot of video amateurs up there to capture the moment :D
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+1 6. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

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-5 7. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

#6 That is not the actual landing neither. That is just an explanation and simulation of the landing.

#5 They can just have the camera in the vehicle rolling while it is landing. They don't need people in mars to film the footage.
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+3 8. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

#6 oh really? Its a simulation? Didnt know that..
and what footage do you expect from a capsule entering mars atmosphere..bet it would be quite shaky =P
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-4 9. imagic commented 10 years ago

great job people,,, a nice rover on mars now let the pictures roll in !!


only why must there alway's be such a stupid big american flag on the walls in places like this ? specially for patriots like sux2bu(sa) ? >:)
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+1 10. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

#8 Who cares if it is shaky? In addition, there isn't a thick atmosphere on Mars, unlike Earth. So it won't shake as much as humans landing on Earth with a parachute. Plus I bet it would have been an excellent view seeing the vehicle getting closer to Mar's surface. Not just the side camera of the vehicle projecting the wheels.
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+1 11. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

@benzemanga

First of all there are images taken by Curiosity when landing you can find them on the NASA site, second of all recording video with/without sound is easy, sending the file through space is not.

And it will be a pointless waste of resources to do so.

Also there is a good panoramic view on NASA's website in color!
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/675227main_pia16029-full_full.jpg
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+1 13. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

#11 I am sure they definitely recorded it. They want to collect as much data as they can. After all, they want to improve their landing mechanisms too.

And i don't think that sending data back to Earth is that difficult. They have satellites orbiting Mars too. The only problem is that there would be a time delay due to the distance of transmission.

I don't think that battery is a problem neither. Using solar panels on Mars should be more efficient than using solar panels on Earth since their atmosphere is thin. The only problem is that as the vehicle moves on, the solar panels will be covered with sand.
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+2 14. z810707 commented 10 years ago

You can follow the Rover on twitter @Curiosityrover.
It upload photos from mars + videos captured by orbiting Mars satellites thats shows the Rover
landing.
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0 15. fjwjr commented 10 years ago

Capricorn One!
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+1 16. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

Curiousity killed the cat. What if we awake the biggest evil in the universe, accidently hidden on that unhabitable red planet?
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+2 17. darkmas commented 10 years ago

it should have been at least two decades ago, eitherway nice goin'on.
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+1 18. h8isgr8 commented 10 years ago

#17 And it will be two decades or more before any other country can come close to this achievement. The US might be full of fail right now, but NASA is still FTW!
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+3 19. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#9 Whose flag did you think would be displayed at NASA? And yes,they do it just for me.