Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 59

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491

    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
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Prattville, Alabama
    Posts
    1,973
    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491
    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
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Paper Street Soap Company
    Posts
    2,304
    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.
    Last edited by Six; 07-09-2012 at 10:51 AM. Reason: cuz i like to party...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    8
    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!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491
    Last edited by Space Racer; 07-20-2012 at 06:26 PM.
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491
    NASA TV coverage will begin at 11:30 PM EDT.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y6El...=youtube_gdata
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Orange County N.Y.
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by evilx View Post
    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!
    Do you just work for Lockheed or are you one of the braintrusts that imagine all of the incredible stuff that they come up with?

    Either way, thanks for keeping us out in the forefront of technology.

    ...Ron
    Roof Rat

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Atlanta area
    Posts
    2,491
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Paper Street Soap Company
    Posts
    2,304
    Quote Originally Posted by evilx View Post
    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!
    I don't recall stating that EVERYONE who worked there was "autistic".

    People with High Functioning forms of autism like aspergers syndrome DO however migrate to that type of vocation.

    Tell me do you know anyone who fits the characteristics of someone who is high functioning ?

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event