Anyone Excited For Curiosity's Landing On Sunday?

  • RushingStream

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    Aug 04, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    My friends must think I am weird for being so excited about Curiosity's landing, but I really am. I've been looking forward to it for a long while now. I can't wait to see what new discoveries Curiosity will make in its journey through Mars. Is any one else stoked
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    Aug 04, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    I'm looking forward to it. You can follow the updates from NASA here.
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    Aug 04, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    Almost forgot what that was... thought this was another teenie bopper show thread!

    I'm excited, and I just can't hide it!
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    Aug 04, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    1 day, 14 hours and variable minutes left!
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    Aug 04, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    Totally stoked!!!


    i watched the animation of the planned descent over and over marvelling at it.

    wasted hours just examinign it at every step.


    so impressed by the ingenuity.





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    Aug 04, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    I would be if it was called bi curiosity...
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    Aug 04, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI would be if it was called bi curiosity...
    icon_lol.gif silly!
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    Aug 04, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    I always get excited about things like this. I should be able to watch the landing in real-time too!
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    Aug 04, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidI would be if it was called bi curiosity...


    I found that disproprtionately hilarious (Danny is giving me the look reserved for when I watch bugs Bunny and the Tasmanian Dvil cartoons.)
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    Aug 04, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    Don't be shy, there's a ton-o-geeks on RJ. I'll be on the edge of my seat just like I was for the A380, 787, and SpaceX maiden flights!
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    Aug 04, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    iguanaSF saidDon't be shy, there's a ton-o-geeks on RJ. I'll be on the edge of my seat just like I was for the A380, 787, and SpaceX maiden flights!
    Damn... you're already on my hotlist... how much hotter can you get! icon_cool.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 04, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    Anyone Excited For Curiosity's Landing On Sunday?

    Just the usual curiosity. icon_rolleyes.gif But no excitement. And of course a bit of tension, that nothing fails. We've crashed a Mars probe before.

    Plus it would be nice to finally get closer to some clear-cut answers about life on Mars. We've been landing Mars probes for 30 years without discovering anything definitive regarding extraterrestrial life.
  • RushingStream

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    Aug 04, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
    @MikeonMain: Thank you for the linkage. I'll also be participating on a Google+ hangout that will be providing commentary and coverage so I am very prepared for this to go down.

    @Uber_CDN: Yeah the video is just incredible. To think of all the complexities of a thing such as Curiosity. All the hard work that went into designing and developing it - very impressive stuff!

    @mplsmike: Where will you be able to watch it on real time? As I understand NASA's coverage will be done through a little time delay - so it's not really LIVE coverage. Mind posting a link?

    I am also hoping that the landing is a complete success. I may not be an astronomer but events like these don't happen often so taking part in it is such a wonderful feeling. Let's keep our fingers crossed, everyone

    Meanwhile, here's a video of NASA's Social. They go in dept on what the successful landing of Curiosity will mean for science and NASA, and why they explain why they place such a focus on Mars to begin with. It is a bit lengthy but it is very inspiring.


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    Aug 04, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    Umm.. It's hard to quantify "live" when a radio signal takes about 14 minutes to travel between Mars and Earth. What's another 15 seconds?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/03/us-usa-mars-idUSBRE8721A920120803
  • RushingStream

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    Aug 05, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    I....did not take that into account. Now I look like such an idiot, haha. Thank you for reminding me though. I guess that is about as "Live" as it's gonna get.
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    Aug 05, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    Yes! I mean, I know it's highly unlikely that anything TOO exciting will be discovered, but it's still just super awesome in and of itself! icon_biggrin.gif
  • RushingStream

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    Aug 05, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    I believe the contrary. I believe that NASA will make plenty of amazing discoveries in Mars with Curiosity. Whether they choose to disclose every single discovery they make is up to them, but I am almost certain that they will make these discoveries.

    I once saw a video ( I am not sure that it is official ) but in it there was a statue much like the ones you see in Egypt and it was erected in Mars. If the video was real then NASA could have already found astonishing evidence of past life in Mars.

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    Aug 06, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Staying up for it tonight! Hope it's on TV too.
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    Aug 06, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Oh yahhhh, I'll be up watchin! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Having another rover on Mars is fantastic! Especially a monster like Curiosity - photos from the surface of another planet, delivered to my desktop or phone within hours of taking them. Science fiction reality!
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    Aug 06, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    yesssss
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    Aug 06, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    ok, I'm logged in....
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    Aug 06, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    cool...they're talking about the Eyes on the solar system site now on the nasa live stream.
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    Aug 06, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    Mr. Mohawk is a cutie!!
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    Aug 06, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    I've been without internet all week, and now I finally dropped that shitty hotel and got one with good internet...just in time for Curiosity to land in 51 minutes! Yay! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 06, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Woo Hoo!