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Mars Curiosity has landed!

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Scuba_Noob, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Solo Diver

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    The Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, has landed. Thought people might be interested.

    It's pretty cool. I was watching a live feed of the NASA command center, and everyone was so excited. A culmination of the launch in November to the landing now. Quite nerve-wracking, when you have a vehicle going from a few thousand miles per hour to near stopping velocity in a matter of minutes. But it was successful, and they took a photo of the surface. It'll be interesting to see what it finds, and if it finds any evidence of life, in the next couple of years.
     
  2. Roko

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    I watched it live as well. As an engineer, I find myself amazed at the work that went into pulling this off, and was literally on the edge of my seat. A lot of talented folks made it happen, and huge kudos to them.

    What I wouldn't give to be part of a program like that one day....

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  3. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    The first pictures from Curiosity have come back in from Mars.........









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  4. Starcruiser

    Starcruiser Barracuda

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