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08-06-2012 06:04 AM  6 years agoPost 21
JJMAN (RIP)

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I dont see the possibility of one thing going wrong, looks so easy. Not, gees could it possibly be more complicated?

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08-06-2012 06:25 AM  6 years agoPost 22
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I should have figured there was a topic already. Back to watching.........Its already there, or not

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08-06-2012 06:34 AM  6 years agoPost 23
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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It touched down safely on the surface of Mars. Cool!! I've really got to hand it to those guys who spend years working on a project like this. Go Team USA.

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08-06-2012 06:37 AM  6 years agoPost 24
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THEY DID IT ! wheels down on mars !!!

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08-06-2012 06:39 AM  6 years agoPost 25
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Watched the landing. Awesome!

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08-06-2012 06:43 AM  6 years agoPost 26
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YES!!!

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08-06-2012 07:30 AM  6 years agoPost 27
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I am all for robotic exploration, not maned exploration, so this is a great step showing what robotics can do.
Now tell me how they navigate precisely to the landing point, there is no GPS on mars. During the entry and landing phase how does it know where it is going ???

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08-06-2012 07:33 AM  6 years agoPost 28
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I think it used radar to take a "picture" of the surface for targeting.

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08-06-2012 07:40 AM  6 years agoPost 29
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Congratulations NASA! WOW.. the ingenuity of man.

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08-06-2012 08:23 AM  6 years agoPost 30
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I think it used radar to take a "picture" of the surface for targeting.
Thanks Justin for the answer. Guess radar can have nearly optical resolution for picking out features to navigate by.
EDIT:
Wonder when we will get more pictures, hope they publish a time line on what and when pictures will be released.

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08-06-2012 10:07 AM  6 years agoPost 31
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Wonder when we will get more pictures, hope they publish a time line on what and when pictures will be released.
As I understand it it's when the Orbiter Odyssey makes it next pass they will beam back new pictures, not sure what the timeframe is, they said it once this morning but I forgot.

Edit: Later this week they expect high res pictures when the mast with camera is raised.

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08-06-2012 01:00 PM  6 years agoPost 32
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No it's just a matter of the same guy who landed the Mars rover will win the IRCHA auto contest.

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08-06-2012 02:31 PM  6 years agoPost 33
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WELL DONE NASA!!!! Well done.

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08-06-2012 03:27 PM  6 years agoPost 34
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I really do hope that all goes well on entry. $2.5 billion could do a lot of things back here on earth.
It's mediocre thinking like that which will turn us into a third world nation. We spend more on potato chips and beer for food stamp recipients (yes, they do use them to buy those things) than on this mission.

If we don't get going with more space exploration we will definitely lose our technological edge.

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08-06-2012 03:37 PM  6 years agoPost 35
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Now this is true exploration, forget the ISS, lets send more robotic exploration to all the planets, well at lest the ones survivable with robotics.
The ISS is an expensive toy for the few, but robotic exploration is increadable.

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08-06-2012 04:08 PM  6 years agoPost 36
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The first image has now been received from Curiosity on Mars.............


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08-06-2012 04:23 PM  6 years agoPost 37
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Sorry Den, here is the unpublished first picture.
And we want to send humans there, guess as food.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-06-2012 04:23 PM  6 years agoPost 38
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Liberty once lost, is lost forever.

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08-06-2012 04:37 PM  6 years agoPost 39
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lol. That was good Dennis.

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08-07-2012 12:08 AM  6 years agoPost 40
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No it's just a matter of the same guy who landed the Mars rover will win the IRCHA auto contest.
LMAO

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