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Today, Curiosity Rover lands on mars.

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Thread Starter 

... or crash. but hopefully lands.

 

 

5:25 hours for the landing.

 

NASA TV live

 

Eyes on the Solar System for a cool virtual map of the mission and surroundings.

 

 

I say we sit around, light a fire and cook some marshmallows. 

 

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post #2 of 15

I highly recommend watching the landing preview on Eyes on the Solar System, it's such a beautiful and detailed simulation.

post #3 of 15

I'm watching the NASA TV live stream and a Google+ live hangout hosted by The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, Fraser Cain, Pamela Gay and a few more astronomers. This is pretty exciting!

post #4 of 15
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about 50 minutes to the first stage separation, here's a VLC stream http://nasa-f.akamaihd.net/public_h264_700@54826?v=1.1.12&fp=LNX%11,0,1,152

 

I need a  beer beerchug.gif

post #5 of 15

I'm doing the same. beerchug.gif

 

Twitter is pretty nutz with comments too.

post #6 of 15
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NASA TV says they are at 2 minutes of the first stage separation but it already happened on the Eye of the Solar System simulation ... damnit NASA!!

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At this point if all went well, MSL has landed, but we won't know for 10 more minutes!

post #8 of 15

Safe on the surface!

 

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post #9 of 15
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Awesome !biggrin.gif 

 

Can't wait to see pictures of those little green martians running around scared

post #10 of 15

Pictures!

 

https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/232350385824755712

post #11 of 15
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Pictures!

 

https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/232350385824755712

 

this is it!

 

1000

 

 

still nor little green bastard on sight.

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 

Logan must be having a nerdgasm right now.

post #13 of 15

I might have had one....

 

Saw this on Twitter too:

 

"...the $850 billion dollar bailout, that sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA..." Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

 

I can't wait to see the images returned in Odysee's next orbital pass.

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Logan must be having a nerdgasm right now.

 

lmao yeah I kept telling everyone at work about it over and over again, I'm pretty sure that everyone is sick of me at this point.

post #15 of 15

Found this just now:

 

http://www.uahirise.org/releases/msl-descent.php

 

More pictures!!

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