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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
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2012-08-06 01:51:42 AM  
Well, then, back to business it seems......
 
2012-08-06 01:51:45 AM  

whatshisname: They seem surprised, like "Holy shiat, that crazy idea actually worked?"


Given how many of the spacecraft sent to Mars have not made it, I can't say I'm surprised at that reaction. No matter how much testing has been done, it still feels inadequate. As much effort as has been put in during eight years of these scientists' and engineers' professional lives, and it all hangs on the final 7 minutes.
 
2012-08-06 01:51:53 AM  

libranoelrose: Gale Crater just got raped.

[i.imgur.com image 517x118]


That whole first person thing makes me extra glad it didn't crash. That would be disturbing.
 
2012-08-06 01:51:57 AM  
Just popped in to share my man-tears. Great landing, awesome job guys. Way to STICK the landing.
 
2012-08-06 01:51:57 AM  
"UTC is required...you can do the conversion"

comedy gold!
 
2012-08-06 01:52:12 AM  
The first Debbie Downer on Facebook that talks shiat about this amazing accomplishment is going to get punched in the neck.
 
2012-08-06 01:52:15 AM  
I want to know the Fark login of their social media person.
 
2012-08-06 01:52:26 AM  
Russ1642: No frakin way. Did not expect this thing to survive landing. Waiting for tomorrow when they point that camera around and find out half the craft is caved in or something.

We put people on the moon. We saved people who on the way to the moon had a chunk of their ship blow apart.

Why couldn't we do a combat drop on Mars?
 
2012-08-06 01:52:36 AM  
img607.imageshack.us

Feeling a lot of love in here tonight. Such a great time to be alive.

/need to do something about the dust in here
 
2012-08-06 01:52:46 AM  
holy shiat, they did nail the landing
 
2012-08-06 01:52:49 AM  

LoneDoggie: at it's base level, a bunch of animals took a bunch of dirt of of the ground, baked it, sorted it, assembeled it and threw it all the way to another planet where it could send pictures back.

Insects, you are cordially invited to suck our collective human dick tonight.


Umm, just in case you didn't know, but insects are animals too.

The plants and the bacteria, on the other hand, have the ball in their court now.
 
2012-08-06 01:52:51 AM  
I'm very glad I don't have to work until tomorrow afternoon. I'm going to be up late watching this.

Best...stuff...ever!
 
2012-08-06 01:52:52 AM  
"You can do the conversion on that"

"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

Nerd humor.
 
2012-08-06 01:52:55 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Kurohone: bob_ross: [s17.postimage.org image 850x447]

Remember when 1 Hour photo was a big deal?

That picture was taken less than 30 minutes ago on another motherfarking PLANET.

Science is AWESOME.

AMEN! Quote of the day!


Amazing!
 
2012-08-06 01:52:56 AM  
What was that final velocity at touchdown?
 
2012-08-06 01:53:09 AM  

ThisIsNotSubtle: libranoelrose: Gale Crater just got raped.

[i.imgur.com image 517x118]

That whole first person thing makes me extra glad it didn't crash. That would be disturbing.


Help, I've crashed and I can't get up
 
2012-08-06 01:53:15 AM  
Hey! Quit texting while monitoring the multi-billion dollar land rover!
 
2012-08-06 01:53:20 AM  
Dammit, freakin' Mac product placements.
 
2012-08-06 01:53:24 AM  
 
2012-08-06 01:53:27 AM  
Who was the cute blonde a few minutes ago?

/space geek chicks ftw :D
 
2012-08-06 01:53:27 AM  

EnderX: wOW, President Obamas science officer? Really Interviewer!! Care to show your political leanings.


Romney's science officer wasn't available.
 
2012-08-06 01:54:00 AM  

aspAddict: Just popped in to share my man-tears


No thanks. I'm looking for gypsy tears.
 
2012-08-06 01:54:01 AM  

plaidhat: whatshisname: They seem surprised, like "Holy shiat, that crazy idea actually worked?"

Given how many of the spacecraft sent to Mars have not made it, I can't say I'm surprised at that reaction. No matter how much testing has been done, it still feels inadequate. As much effort as has been put in during eight years of these scientists' and engineers' professional lives, and it all hangs on the final 7 minutes.


And can you even imagine the second guessing they'd have had over the sky crane, the cost, etc. SOOOO much riding on this.
 
2012-08-06 01:54:04 AM  
Born in 1961.
I remember the shots of the cigarette smoking guys in Mission Control from TV, and in Life magazine.
Used to think: "These old guys are pretty cool".
Watching this, I thought: "These young guys are pretty cool".

Thanks for a lifetime of memories, NASA.

/Good job
//Wooo!
 
2012-08-06 01:54:05 AM  
Olympics medals? What the fark did you land on Mars?
 
2012-08-06 01:54:13 AM  

jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?


0.
 
2012-08-06 01:54:22 AM  
How about some spoiler alerts guys? I was going to watch this on NBC in April of 2014.
 
2012-08-06 01:54:24 AM  

ThisIsNotSubtle: libranoelrose: Gale Crater just got raped.

[i.imgur.com image 517x118]

That whole first person thing makes me extra glad it didn't crash. That would be disturbing.


OH GOD IT BURNS IT BURNS!

Whoever was doing that though, did a great job. I was posting them up thread and each update was pretty much in time with what was happening in the video.
 
2012-08-06 01:54:25 AM  

starzman2003: Welcome to EARF ... MAERS


FTFY
 
2012-08-06 01:54:26 AM  
img404.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-06 01:54:35 AM  
They cut away THERE? I want to know how close they were to target!
 
2012-08-06 01:54:47 AM  

rfenster: Captain America here overshot the landing site by 26 miles.


How do you know that?

Cause I'm a goddamn genius
 
2012-08-06 01:55:04 AM  
It's great to see NASA employees once again using their skills for the advancement of human civilization, rather than listening to craven politicians and engaging in politically- mandated projects such as "Muslim outreach"! Seriously, all congratulations to those involved in this project -- this is why nerds rule the world, and deservedly so.

(Sadly, as I write this the direct feed is showing an interview with the "science czar" John Holdren, a man who in the past has advocated forced sterilization and abortion as a solution to the alleged crisis of global overpopulation -- almost as if to remind us of the limits of science, at a time when we should be celebrating its triumphs).
 
2012-08-06 01:55:04 AM  

EnderX: wOW, President Obamas science officer? Really Interviewer!! Care to show your political leanings.



You sound tired
 
2012-08-06 01:55:10 AM  

jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?


I'm going to guess....zero?
 
2012-08-06 01:55:11 AM  

almandot: Someone wanna make an "NBC Olympic Coverage vs Curiosity pictures from Mars" pic?


On my Twitter feed: "I'm waiting to watch the Mars landing on NBC tomorrow during primetime."

MSNBC hasn't even interrupted their programming. You'd never know that we just landed on farking Mars. Unbelievable.

Anyway, I'm exhausted. Time for sleep, and I'm going to sleep a very, very happy nerd. Good job to everyone at NASA and everyone who made this awesomeness happen!
 
2012-08-06 01:55:16 AM  

libranoelrose: Gale Crater just got raped.

[i.imgur.com image 517x118]


sounds like the new hotdog down a hallway

/ shes seen so much cock her cooter must be like landing a mars rover in a crater.
 
2012-08-06 01:55:17 AM  
told you it was just a bunch of trumped up hyberbolye.
 
paj
2012-08-06 01:55:17 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-06 01:55:27 AM  
In my 30 years of involvement in the science world, one of the most amazing things to me remains the intricacies of orbital mechanics and how we blithely overcome their complexity. But really dude, a f*cking SKY CRANE? awesome.
 
2012-08-06 01:55:32 AM  
Those images are farked lady
 
2012-08-06 01:55:44 AM  
DAMMIT!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-06 01:55:45 AM  

jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?


.14~m/sec vertical
 
2012-08-06 01:55:49 AM  

EvilRacistNaziFascist: It's great to see NASA employees once again using their skills for the advancement of human civilization, rather than listening to craven politicians and engaging in politically- mandated projects such as "Muslim outreach"! Seriously, all congratulations to those involved in this project -- this is why nerds rule the world, and deservedly so.

(Sadly, as I write this the direct feed is showing an interview with the "science czar" John Holdren, a man who in the past has advocated forced sterilization and abortion as a solution to the alleged crisis of global overpopulation -- almost as if to remind us of the limits of science, at a time when we should be celebrating its triumphs).


GTFO of here you evil, rac- oh.
 
2012-08-06 01:56:02 AM  
Way to go, humans!!!
 
2012-08-06 01:56:05 AM  
When I learned how the NASA scientists planned the landing, it seemed incredible. But there it is, the largest ET rover, maybe ever. This is as good as the first moon landing, I am privileged to have watched them both live.
 
2012-08-06 01:56:08 AM  
i0.kym-cdn.com

Approves
 
2012-08-06 01:56:15 AM  
Oh YEAH!
 
2012-08-06 01:56:15 AM  

EvilRacistNaziFascist: It's great to see NASA employees once again using their skills for the advancement of human civilization, rather than listening to craven politicians and engaging in politically- mandated projects such as "Muslim outreach"! Seriously, all congratulations to those involved in this project -- this is why nerds rule the world, and deservedly so.

(Sadly, as I write this the direct feed is showing an interview with the "science czar" John Holdren, a man who in the past has advocated forced sterilization and abortion as a solution to the alleged crisis of global overpopulation -- almost as if to remind us of the limits of science, at a time when we should be celebrating its triumphs).


Are you tired? You sound tired.
 
2012-08-06 01:56:20 AM  

libranoelrose: DAMMIT!

[i.imgur.com image 382x302]


You sonova....
 
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