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(Ustream)   NASA Cam for Curiosity's landing. Coverage of the event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night (ET) and go until 4 a.m. Monday morning. The landing itself is scheduled for 1:31 a.m. Monday   (ustream.tv) divider line 1632
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2012-08-05 09:25:05 AM
When is the crash scheduled?
 
2012-08-05 09:37:41 AM
EST? Sounds like you're going to be an hour off.
 
2012-08-05 09:47:52 AM
Did someone remember to pack the parachute in the right way? In highschool physics we had to build and launch miniature rockets and the...uh...slowest member of my group (he used to pronounce lambda as "lamba"...as in "samba") put the parachute in backwards.

The rocket flew several hundred feet into the air and came back down like an anvil from the gods. We used a shoebox to gather up all the pieces.

/yeah, yeah, CSS
//Will be up watching the landing with bated breath
 
2012-08-05 10:19:02 AM
This will be awesome.
 
2012-08-05 10:53:30 AM
Looking forward to this!

/bookmark
 
2012-08-05 11:27:31 AM
Couldn't they have scheduled the landing better for optimal prime time viewing? Damn scientists have no sense for marketing
 
2012-08-05 11:29:17 AM
F*cking crazy bastards.
 
2012-08-05 11:39:21 AM
Science guy just came REALLY close to dropping the ole f-bomb.
 
2012-08-05 11:43:30 AM
We need a drinking game for this.
 
2012-08-05 11:50:43 AM

WTF Indeed: We need a drinking game for this.


- 7 Minutes Of Terror
- Sky Crane


drink

Nevermind, you won't survive the night.
 
2012-08-05 12:14:11 PM
They are sending all those people, with laptops, sitting on the sand dunes to Mars?
 
2012-08-05 02:06:05 PM
i.imgur.com
Penis dog is excited.
 
2012-08-05 03:09:42 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Couldn't they have scheduled the landing better for optimal prime time viewing? Damn scientists have no sense for marketing


Like "they're" going to let us see actual images from Curiosity. I'm sure it will have unfortunate "accident" on the way down to the surface.

berkeley.intel-research.net
 
2012-08-05 03:23:31 PM
Count down is here.

Live coverage is here.
 
2012-08-05 06:11:47 PM
Bookmarking this thread for later on as I definitely plan to watch.
 
2012-08-05 06:21:56 PM
I want to watch. But the entire landing sequence is very complicated. I don't have high hopes.
/will probably be watching until 1cst anyways.
 
2012-08-05 07:46:06 PM
Drink!
 
2012-08-05 08:12:55 PM

star_miner: Count down is here.

Live coverage is here.


And what this hopefully looks like, here
 
2012-08-05 08:30:31 PM
Lucky for me, this is happening during my lunch break. :)

Now, stupid question: When they say it will land at 0531 UTC, does that mean the actual landing time or the time at which we should know whether or not it did land safely? i.e. Will we be expecting confirmation at 0531 or at 0545 (due to the 14 light minute distance)?
 
2012-08-05 08:34:50 PM
it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.
 
2012-08-05 08:42:41 PM
Hey, it's Wil!
 
2012-08-05 08:46:38 PM
I'm getting excited.

You should see my nipples.
 
2012-08-05 08:46:54 PM

SpikeStrip: it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.


www.miataturbo.net
 
2012-08-05 08:50:28 PM

pudding7: star_miner: Count down is here.

Live coverage is here.

And what this hopefully looks like, here


I watched that until about four in the morning. I watched as the first pictures came in. Hopefully this is going to work as well as that one did.
 
2012-08-05 08:57:20 PM

SecretAgentWoman: When is the crash scheduled?


About 30 minutes before the paramedics show up?
 
2012-08-05 08:59:28 PM

SpikeStrip: it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.


Have you even looked at the crazy untested things that need to happen to make this thing work?
 
2012-08-05 08:59:30 PM
If they pull this off, it will allow for people to land on Mars in our lifetime. If they find life it may bump up the timeline by 10 years.
 
2012-08-05 09:04:49 PM
So... NASA is privy to the most advanced and powerful aspects of technology to better be able to explore and study with micron specific details. The best and the brightest coming together to make sure that the most dangerous and risky experiments are done with as little chance for error possible...


So why is this damn edumacational video the stream is playing feel like it was made in the early 90s?
 
2012-08-05 09:36:30 PM

Endrick: SpikeStrip: it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.

Have you even looked at the crazy untested things that need to happen to make this thing work?


they've tested the hell out of every single detail, everything that could happen. what could possibleye go wrong?
 
2012-08-05 10:08:26 PM

SpikeStrip: Endrick: SpikeStrip: it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.

Have you even looked at the crazy untested things that need to happen to make this thing work?

they've tested the hell out of every single detail, everything that could happen. what could possibleye go wrong?


Hold on guys... are we using metric or English units for this landing?
 
2012-08-05 10:15:07 PM

SpikeStrip: Endrick: SpikeStrip: it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.

Have you even looked at the crazy untested things that need to happen to make this thing work?

they've tested the hell out of every single detail, everything that could happen. what could possibleye go wrong?


alltheragefaces.com
 
2012-08-05 10:27:20 PM

SpikeStrip: it's gonna land safely. nasa is just trying to drum up the interest with this whole "7 minutes of TERROR!" thing.


I don't think anyone assumes they are just making a wild guess with their landing. Of course they're more than a little confident that it will work fine.

SpikeStrip: what could possibleye go wrong?


I am now blaming any failure on you personally.
 
2012-08-05 10:31:22 PM

mamoru: Lucky for me, this is happening during my lunch break. :)

Now, stupid question: When they say it will land at 0531 UTC, does that mean the actual landing time or the time at which we should know whether or not it did land safely? i.e. Will we be expecting confirmation at 0531 or at 0545 (due to the 14 light minute distance)?


Just to reply to myself and to let anyone else know, according to The Bad Astronomer on Twitter (^), the actual landing time is 0517, and we get to know at 0531. Good to know. :)
 
2012-08-05 10:40:14 PM

mamoru: mamoru: Lucky for me, this is happening during my lunch break. :)

Now, stupid question: When they say it will land at 0531 UTC, does that mean the actual landing time or the time at which we should know whether or not it did land safely? i.e. Will we be expecting confirmation at 0531 or at 0545 (due to the 14 light minute distance)?

Just to reply to myself and to let anyone else know, according to The Bad Astronomer on Twitter (^), the actual landing time is 0517, and we get to know at 0531. Good to know. :)


Oh sweet, thanks I was wondering that myself.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:30 PM
Every time I watch their little animation of the whole thing I get to a different point and say, "Oh yeah, that's gonna fail."

I hope it doesn't fail, but if it does it will be spectacular.
 
2012-08-05 10:40:50 PM

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 407x229]
Penis dog is excited.


www.faithandgeekery.com


//Woola was pretty bad ass
 
2012-08-05 10:46:48 PM

eraser8: I'm getting excited.

You should see my nipples.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-05 10:52:49 PM
Got a few sodas, some pizza, and a bag of chips. I'm ready to hunker down and watch this go down.
 
2012-08-05 10:55:19 PM
Why is this Ustream maxed at 480p? Anyone have a live HD stream?
 
2012-08-05 10:58:14 PM

bob_ross: Why is this Ustream maxed at 480p? Anyone have a live HD stream?


You can't actually watch it land. You'll be watching a control room full of nerds either cheering or crying. Maybe both.
 
2012-08-05 10:59:10 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: bob_ross: Why is this Ustream maxed at 480p? Anyone have a live HD stream?

You can't actually watch it land. You'll be watching a control room full of nerds either cheering or crying. Maybe both.


Thought they were going to film it land from the orbiter too?
 
2012-08-05 11:01:52 PM

bob_ross: Thought they were going to film it land from the orbiter too?


Yeah, but if all goes well we won't see that for days. Even if the whole thing goes as planned we won't see anything for hours. At least that's what I've gathered from having NASA TV on all day.
 
2012-08-05 11:12:26 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: bob_ross: Thought they were going to film it land from the orbiter too?

Yeah, but if all goes well we won't see that for days. Even if the whole thing goes as planned we won't see anything for hours. At least that's what I've gathered from having NASA TV on all day.


NASA TV, I would love to be watching that instead of the stream... Too bad Direct TV apparently doesn't offer NASA TV in HD, and it looks like a pile of ass on the television...

/The hell, DirectTV?
 
2012-08-05 11:14:13 PM
If something goes wrong, we can all refer back to this guy's claims: Link
 
2012-08-05 11:17:51 PM

melopene: If something goes wrong, we can all refer back to this guy's claims: Link


Can you post a readable page. Reddit is awful.
 
2012-08-05 11:19:49 PM
I'm going to be so tired at work tomorrow
 
2012-08-05 11:24:42 PM

James72: I'm going to be so tired at work tomorrow


Ha HA! Advantage me! I'M unemployed!

...

Oooh... I has a sad now.
 
2012-08-05 11:28:56 PM

melopene: If something goes wrong, we can all refer back to this guy's claims: Link


"These devices must be fault-tolerant to some degree (how much depends on the application). That means that they must keep working even if things go wrong. You know those all-in-one printers that refuse to scan when you run out of ink or refuse to print in B&W because you're out of magenta? Bullshiat like that is absolutely not acceptable in space."

ha
 
2012-08-05 11:29:46 PM
"There is no gravity in space. It's easy enough to design for this, but most consumer grade devices aren't capable of operating in a zero-G environment. For example, fuses (like the ones in your car) will not work. The fusible part will melt like normal, of course, but without gravity to pull the liquid metal down it just stays in place until it boils. This is bad for a variety of reasons, one of which is that the fuse keeps allowing electricity to flow long after the damage it was designed to prevent has already been done. (This is largely related to my first point. It would be silly for engineers to design devices to operate in 0-gravity because it's unlikely that they will ever be going into space.)"

Love this stuff!
 
2012-08-05 11:31:13 PM
NASA channel on the Roku box. Nice.
 
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