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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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2012-08-06 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 01:56:07 AM
I am very happy to all of those who dared to dream and put Curiosity on Mars. Congratulations, you are the best of the best.

To Mr. Bolden though..."Fark you".
 
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....
 
2012-08-06 01:56:35 AM
I cannot wait for the hi-res photos to start coming back in the next week or so as the rover gets out of the landing site and the dust dies down.
 
2012-08-06 01:56:38 AM
BTW, guest list from JPL's offices:

The guest list included Black Eyed Peas musician Will.I.Am and actors Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura on the original "Star Trek"), Morgan Freeman (from "Deep Impact" and "Through the Wormhole"), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: Next Generation") and June Lockhart (from "Lost in Space" and "Lassie).
 
2012-08-06 01:56:55 AM

stiletto_the_wise: italie: The most impressive part is that sunovabaitch started working seconds after being shot through the atmosphere.

"Okay, I'm here...I have some candy ready for you nerds whenever your done with that emotion BS..."

Dude... it was working the whole time


Various stages were working/transmitting, yes. The actual rover being online and transmitting immediately after being dropped is astounding. It may seem like a simple thing, but it really isn't.
 
2012-08-06 01:57:04 AM

Testiclaw: Dammit, freakin' Mac product placements.


Did that wreck it for you? Obama uses a mac too. *twists knife*
 
2012-08-06 01:57:06 AM
2 years from now:
imgs.xkcd.com
/hot
 
2012-08-06 01:57:10 AM

seventypercent: I'm having some degree of difficulty trying to find words right about now.

Wow.


Amen man, amen.

Also, "Dear room full of successful nerds: NOW SEND PEOPLE. That is all".
 
2012-08-06 01:57:16 AM
gd you assfux and your obama pictures
obama didn't build this
 
2012-08-06 01:57:25 AM
If I had the pants I'd watch the world to prance...
 
2012-08-06 01:57:26 AM

SpikeStrip: told you it was just a bunch of trumped up hyberbolye.


the hell was that?
 
2012-08-06 01:57:28 AM

LockeOak: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

0.


miss diminutive: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

I'm going to guess....zero?


Wow, you guys don't know what final velocity means.

They gave a number on the video feed, but I couldn't make out exactly what they said. It was something like 0.003 something m/s. I was seeing if anybody caught the number.
 
2012-08-06 01:57:43 AM

Triumph: Testiclaw: Dammit, freakin' Mac product placements.

Did that wreck it for you? Obama uses a mac too. *twists knife*


Lies. Lies!
 
2012-08-06 01:57:45 AM

Stephen_Falken: But really dude, a f*cking SKY CRANE? awesome.


Yeah...THAT was my take on the whole thing as well.
A farkING SKYCRANE?! ARE YOU ALL NUTS?!?!
/lol
//love it!
 
2012-08-06 01:57:50 AM
I have to be up in 5 hours.

I will never regret losing sleep over this.

I farking love science!

/and peanuts.
 
2012-08-06 01:57:56 AM

sethen320: To Mr. Bolden though..."Fark you".


What does a Ravens receiver have to do with this?
 
2012-08-06 01:57:58 AM
jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

0.5 mps
 
2012-08-06 01:57:59 AM

Ranger677: They cut away THERE? I want to know how close they were to target!


I'm thinking it was 2.7 m...I think that's what I heard. If that IS the case, then jesusfarkingchrist.
Even if it's 2.7km that damn good. Yeah, I want to know too
 
2012-08-06 01:58:06 AM

ElLoco: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

.14~m/sec vertical


Right on target, I assume.
 
2012-08-06 01:58:19 AM
One day my son will ask me where I was when we landed on MARS. I will have to tell him "drinking BudLight in my underwear on the couch"
 
2012-08-06 01:58:26 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).


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


Big Man On Campus: If they don't find muslims to reach out to on Mars, this mission is a failure.



And the Free Republic posters have arrived again!

It's almost like they're pissed something else went right when Obama was President

I bet they were depressed when the SEALs got Osama too
 
2012-08-06 01:58:35 AM

melopene: I want to know the Fark login of their social media person.


Indeed.
 
2012-08-06 01:58:42 AM

libranoelrose: DAMMIT!

[i.imgur.com image 382x302]


Curiosity == penis?
 
2012-08-06 01:58:50 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: BTW, guest list from JPL's offices:

The guest list included Black Eyed Peas musician Will.I.Am and actors Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura on the original "Star Trek"), Morgan Freeman (from "Deep Impact" and "Through the Wormhole"), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: Next Generation") and June Lockhart (from "Lost in Space" and "Lassie).


Wil kept a good twitter feed going. Even though it seems the cam on his phone didn't want to cooperate.
 
2012-08-06 01:58:52 AM

jack21221: LockeOak: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

0.

miss diminutive: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

I'm going to guess....zero?

Wow, you guys don't know what final velocity means.

They gave a number on the video feed, but I couldn't make out exactly what they said. It was something like 0.003 something m/s. I was seeing if anybody caught the number.


You don't seem to know what "joke" means. Engineer by chance?
 
2012-08-06 01:58:52 AM
i177.photobucket.com

Quick grab.
 
2012-08-06 01:59:30 AM

libranoelrose: DAMMIT!

[i.imgur.com image 382x302]



submit that to deadspin.
 
2012-08-06 01:59:30 AM
I am so glad I stayed up to watch this. Science is _awesome_. And hey, now they've got a plot for Wall-E 2!
 
2012-08-06 01:59:36 AM

jigger: gd you assfux and your obama pictures
obama didn't build this


I think we'd see many more Obama pictures if it crashed.
 
2012-08-06 01:59:54 AM
Well, I gotta go to work tomorrow and do Navy stuff. Good night all, and America, FARK YEAH!
 
2012-08-06 01:59:56 AM
I'm pretty sure Isaac from SportsNight just left. Was he producing the thing?
 
2012-08-06 01:59:58 AM
NASA you rock!

sorry I'm late.
 
2012-08-06 01:59:59 AM

TyrantII: 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?


Cool fact: Out of all the moon missions, Apollo 13 landed closest to its splashdown target point

What a combat drop on another planet might look like
 
2012-08-06 02:00:01 AM
Martian counterattack begins in 3...2...1...

Damn you Mayans - you were right after all!
 
2012-08-06 02:00:06 AM

BSABSVR: jack21221: LockeOak: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

0.

miss diminutive: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

I'm going to guess....zero?

Wow, you guys don't know what final velocity means.

They gave a number on the video feed, but I couldn't make out exactly what they said. It was something like 0.003 something m/s. I was seeing if anybody caught the number.

You don't seem to know what "joke" means. Engineer by chance?


Physics grad student. :-/
 
2012-08-06 02:00:28 AM

erveek: jigger: gd you assfux and your obama pictures
obama didn't build this

I think we'd see many more Obama pictures if it crashed.


which would be equally retarded
 
2012-08-06 02:00:35 AM

VRaptor117: 2 years from now:
[imgs.xkcd.com image 639x862]
/hot


dammit, that always get me. I hate anthropomorphizing things, but I'd throw every penny I have behind an effort to bring those two little rovers home and build a whole new wing of the Smithsonian around them.
 
paj
2012-08-06 02:01:21 AM
Sky crane? pssshaw, nothin' new.
www.homebuiltairplanes.com
 
2012-08-06 02:01:26 AM
I wonder how far away the skycrane crashed landed. It would be cool to visit it if they can.
 
2012-08-06 02:01:35 AM

akuma976: One day my son will ask me where I was when we landed on MARS. I will have to tell him "drinking BudLight in my underwear on the couch"


Dad of the year, right there. :D
 
2012-08-06 02:01:42 AM

akuma976: One day my son will ask me where I was when we landed on MARS. I will have to tell him "drinking BudLight in my underwear on the couch"


SAAAAAlute!
 
2012-08-06 02:01:46 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: ElLoco: jack21221: What was that final velocity at touchdown?

.14~m/sec vertical

Right on target, I assume.


They didn't discuss positioning audibly that I noticed. Earlier, they predicted missing zeroxzero by 232 meters. So... I assume, given the circumstances, that it was like shooting a bullseye with a bow at 200 yards. While riding on horseback.
 
2012-08-06 02:01:56 AM
www.nasa.gov
 
2012-08-06 02:01:58 AM

IronTom: Can't wait for the Science Channel shows.


LOL. You haven't been paying attention, have you? Science Channel started the Discovery Channel/History/Sci-fi/TLC/etc route months ago.
or maybe you like Morgan Freeman's Celebrity Endorsement Theoretical Science Show?
 
2012-08-06 02:02:11 AM

jigger: erveek: jigger: gd you assfux and your obama pictures
obama didn't build this

I think we'd see many more Obama pictures if it crashed.

which would be equally retarded


And naturally you'd be just as pissed off.
 
2012-08-06 02:02:39 AM

msupf: VRaptor117: 2 years from now:
[imgs.xkcd.com image 639x862]
/hot

dammit, that always get me. I hate anthropomorphizing things, but I'd throw every penny I have behind an effort to bring those two little rovers home and build a whole new wing of the Smithsonian around them.


Yep, them and the skycrane thing too. The analysis of that material is priceless.
 
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