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    Rover's Risky Landing, 10:31 PDT 5 August 2012

    7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover's Risky Mars Landing

    How do you get a 2,000 pound Mini Cooper from 13,000 mph to zero in a thin atmosphere?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4boyXQuUIw

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosity_rover
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    Is Curiosity the first to land without "airbags" surrounding it ? Sounds like it's going to land much the same way as the Lunar Landers did. Only with no on-board pilot.

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    Thats a great animation. I like how they jetison the jet propelled lowering platform ater the curiosity hits the ground.

    American exceptionalism no doubt.

    Lockheeds been our customer for years and Ive met some of the mars rover engineers and the shuttle. rescue plane engineers.

    Some of those guys are absolutely high functioning autistic or exibit those characteristics.
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    I don't have youtube access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuclrchiller View Post
    Is Curiosity the first to land without "airbags" surrounding it ? Sounds like it's going to land much the same way as the Lunar Landers did. Only with no on-board pilot.
    Viking 1 was the first successful Mars lander to send back useful scientific data. It used thrusters to land on Mars on 20 July 1976.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sagan_Viking.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_program

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_landing

    Scroll down to see Mars exploration timeline:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploration_of_Mars
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    I read about this landing. The animation is awesome. I sure hope it works. It looks like alot could go wrong.

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    Last edited by beenthere; 07-17-2012 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Replaced link as per posters request
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    Viking 1 was the first successful Mars lander to send back useful scientific data. It used thrusters to land on Mars on 20 July 1976.
    Yeah but waaay back then Captain Kirk and Spock were on the payroll.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    Lockheeds been our customer for years and Ive met some of the mars rover engineers and the shuttle. rescue plane engineers.

    Some of those guys are absolutely high functioning autistic or exibit those characteristics.
    I work for Lockheed in the facility that made a whole bunch of the parts for MSL. I assure you, I am not autistic or exhibit those characteristics!

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    Last edited by Space Racer; 07-20-2012 at 06:26 PM.
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