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(Ustream) NewsFlash Murphy can go suck it, Rube Goldberg for the win. Curiosity has landed successfully on Mars   (ustream.tv ) divider line
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2012-08-06 04:07:45 AM  

aerojockey: So Mars is covered in small rocks. Who knew?

/jk, nice work


Ah, but now we get to see what's lurking under those rocks.
 
2012-08-06 04:07:48 AM  

Scruffinator: It's 3am on the east coast? Well, guess I got longer before work than I thought!


4am

ugh, tomorrow--err, today's gonna suck
 
2012-08-06 04:08:19 AM  

make me some tea: robohobo: These are some terribly exciting black and white lo-res photos of rocks on the ground.

We get color video when?

The data feed is like 2400 baud or some godawful speed. It's gonna take many hours or even a day or so to upload the hi-res full color pics.



The high-res true-color cameras are on Curiosity's upper mast, which is folded 'face-down' to protect its lenses during EDL. The mast won't be deployed until a couple of days from now.
 
2012-08-06 04:08:29 AM  
This is so damn badass! Great to see the response here.
 
2012-08-06 04:08:48 AM  

make me some tea: The data feed is like 2400 baud or some godawful speed. It's gonna take many hours or even a day or so to upload the hi-res full color pics.


I hear their putting in a fiber line next year.
 
2012-08-06 04:09:31 AM  

noazark: make me some tea: robohobo: These are some terribly exciting black and white lo-res photos of rocks on the ground.

We get color video when?

The data feed is like 2400 baud or some godawful speed. It's gonna take many hours or even a day or so to upload the hi-res full color pics.


The high-res true-color cameras are on Curiosity's upper mast, which is folded 'face-down' to protect its lenses during EDL. The mast won't be deployed until a couple of days from now.


Ahh okay didn't know that. I remember with Spirit and Opportunity it was a few days before we were able to see the awesome full-res pics.
 
2012-08-06 04:10:41 AM  

Poison Appleseeds: make me some tea: The data feed is like 2400 baud or some godawful speed. It's gonna take many hours or even a day or so to upload the hi-res full color pics.

I hear their putting in a fiber line next year.


Dammit, they should've run a line out there when they sent this one out. Opportunity squandered!
 
2012-08-06 04:12:26 AM  

bob_ross: New image
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Again, thanks. ;-)
 
2012-08-06 04:12:50 AM  

bob_ross: StoPPeRmobile: tankjr: What is the name of that smokin' hot flight director?

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Her?
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Yes, her! What a beauty, and brains to match.. *swoon*
 
2012-08-06 04:14:56 AM  

Practical_Draconian: The Martian welcoming party has begun.

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/the Machine God of Mars is pleased


www.monstershack.net

'We're coming for your women.'
 
2012-08-06 04:15:31 AM  
 
2012-08-06 04:18:25 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: bob_ross: New image
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Again, thanks. ;-)


Yup! Looks like they closed the down-link. No more pictures tonight :(
 
2012-08-06 04:22:41 AM  
This is the last one. Was a random shot they showed for a quick second with the camera pointed towards the Sun.

s18.postimage.org
 
2012-08-06 04:23:22 AM  

robohobo: These are some terribly exciting black and white lo-res photos of rocks on the ground.

We get color video when?


www.monstershack.net

Soon....
 
2012-08-06 04:23:54 AM  

bob_ross: Bathia_Mapes: bob_ross: New image
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Again, thanks. ;-)

Yup! Looks like they closed the down-link. No more pictures tonight :(


At least the guy was saying that the high gain antenna's going up tomorrow, which means we won't have to wait for a fly-by to see new images. Yay!
 
2012-08-06 04:26:23 AM  

melopene: bob_ross: Bathia_Mapes: bob_ross: New image
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Again, thanks. ;-)

Yup! Looks like they closed the down-link. No more pictures tonight :(

At least the guy was saying that the high gain antenna's going up tomorrow, which means we won't have to wait for a fly-by to see new images. Yay!


Yeah tomorrow is going to be good!
 
2012-08-06 04:28:42 AM  
RED ROCKS!!!!
 
2012-08-06 04:33:07 AM  
600 years ago there were thousands, if not millions, of men who lived beside the oceans of the world thinking they were impassable, too dangerous to navigate, or not worth the resources required to explore.

That didn't work out so well for them. (looking at you western hemisphere)

Sadly, most citizens will look at this achievement and go "meh".....HOLY shiat BEACH VOLLEY BALL BABES!
 
2012-08-06 04:38:12 AM  

Hagenhatesyouall: That didn't work out so well for them. (looking at you western hemisphere)


hmmm
 
2012-08-06 04:38:23 AM  
I hope Alex Jones weighs in on this conspiracy tomorrow.

FAKE!!!
 
2012-08-06 04:38:51 AM  

unbelver: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Wil Wheaton was there at JPL?!? With Morgan Freeman and Will.i.am?!?

Yup. I was working volunteer fire-watch and crowd control. From my different duty shifts and breaks, I got to shake hands will Will.I.am, said hello to Freeman, and directed Wheaton to his parking spot.

Wheaton got the shaft, IMO. He narrated a few of our videos and he got put in unwashed massed parking instead of VIP. Saw a bearded dude in a Mini drive up to me and pointed him on his way. "Was that?????..... then the Mini drove past and I saw the popular troll grin sticker on the back window. "Yup, that was him." He didn't stay long after. Was out of the parking lot by 11:15pm. Understandable as he had his family with him, probably with sleepy kiddies.

--Carlos V.


East Lot? I live on the bluff over the East Lot and I couldn't believe how many people were there tonight. I walked over to the end of Altadena Drive and enjoyed the scene from above. =)
 
2012-08-06 04:40:34 AM  

atomicpile: I still can't get over the fact that pictures were taken by a rover roughly 34 million miles away, relayed through another satellite and a series of antenna arrays, and I can ALREADY LOAD THEM ON MY HOME COMPUTER LESS THAN 30 MINUTES LATER.


And "May you live in interesting times" used to be a curse.
 
2012-08-06 04:42:53 AM  

Hagenhatesyouall: That didn't work out so well for them. (looking at you western hemisphere)


I'm sorry, did you mean the same Western Hemisphere with Europe in it or the Western Hemisphere with the Americas?
 
2012-08-06 04:43:05 AM  

MartinaMcSorley:

East Lot? I live on the bluff over the East Lot and I couldn't believe how many people were there tonight. I walked over to the end of Altadena Drive and enjoyed the scene from above. =)


West Lot. Not quite cardiac, but the middle level lot. If I had recognized him quicker, I would have put him in the media lot for a much closer walk.

East Lot was for normal employees who didn't rate on-lab parking during the event. (as in, not actively working on the project).

--Carlos V.
 
2012-08-06 04:44:08 AM  

Hagenhatesyouall: Sadly, most citizens will look at this achievement and go "meh".....HOLY shiat BEACH VOLLEY BALL BABES!


Didn't you hear? The only reason we want to go to Mars is to see if there are nicer asses than this there...
krikor.info
juantadeo.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-06 04:44:23 AM  
I'll just leave this here as a little celebration song.
 
2012-08-06 04:44:56 AM  

timujin: Hah, I get to keep my job AND I got the green! Woohoo!


Congrats on both!

Yay, Nasa!
I watched that thing in the womb on u-stream. So cool to think it's sitting on another PLANET now.


/space! gotta see it all...
 
2012-08-06 04:46:35 AM  

Raddamant: Have you ever looked at the stars and thought about the 'big questions?' Then you realized that while we are infinitesimally small, we have made enormously gigantic leaps of knowledge and understanding of our universe, and maybe one day we'll actually have the answers? And in that instant, as you gazed upon a giant ball of gas that is incomprehensibly far away, you felt this unbelievably great sense of accomplishment for all of humanity, as if one day we truly would travel the universe in a utopian state because of the research we are doing now... hell, I don't actually know where I'm going with this, but damn it just feels good to be alive right now. Let's go exploring!


You got your sincerity in my enthusiasm!
Etc.

Nerdgasm ftw!
 
2012-08-06 04:46:54 AM  

Cpl.D: the computer power of a goddamned speak-and-spell.


A Speak and Spell was a 32 bit mainframe with megabytes of memory?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_System/360

I get really tired of people who think we had no computers in the 1960s. Do you think your 500 million transistor CPU popped into existence fully formed overnight?
 
2012-08-06 04:47:24 AM  
any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works
 
2012-08-06 04:48:33 AM  

unbelver: MartinaMcSorley:

East Lot? I live on the bluff over the East Lot and I couldn't believe how many people were there tonight. I walked over to the end of Altadena Drive and enjoyed the scene from above. =)

West Lot. Not quite cardiac, but the middle level lot. If I had recognized him quicker, I would have put him in the media lot for a much closer walk.

East Lot was for normal employees who didn't rate on-lab parking during the event. (as in, not actively working on the project).

--Carlos V.


Thanks! I would have felt bad if he'd been put out there, for the reasons you mentioned. Thanks for volunteering, too! I wish I'd thought of volunteering. I'm not an employee so they might not have wanted me, though.
 
2012-08-06 04:50:35 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-06 05:00:17 AM  

So we can go back to Mars but the Total Recall remake can't?

www.eonline.com




Ronny FTW
 
2012-08-06 05:00:43 AM  

VvonderJesus: In keeping with the Mayan prediction, the rover should disturb the burial grounds of the ancient alien technologies around halloween, with a full scale invasion of Earth taking place around Thanksgiving.


www.stephenhobley.com

"Ixnay on alkingtay about the ecrets anplay, monkeyboy!"
 
2012-08-06 05:02:32 AM  
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2012-08-06 05:03:30 AM  

bob_ross: Bathia_Mapes: bob_ross: New image
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Again, thanks. ;-)

Yup! Looks like they closed the down-link. No more pictures tonight :(


Oh, there will be more to come in the upcoming days and weeks, and they'll be even better quality.
 
2012-08-06 05:04:13 AM  

Hagenhatesyouall: 600 years ago there were thousands, if not millions, of men who lived beside the oceans of the world thinking they were impassable, too dangerous to navigate, or not worth the resources required to explore.


...and then there were the Polynesians, who had already been navigating thousands of miles across the Pacific for a millennium at that point... ;)

/space science in Polynesia FTW
 
2012-08-06 05:05:56 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: A Speak and Spell was a 32 bit mainframe with megabytes of memory?


64 bit actually. With 64Gb of memory. Link
 
2012-08-06 05:09:40 AM  

vegasj: any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works


I've got one, but it's 1GB file size.
 
2012-08-06 05:10:08 AM  
Way to go NASA and JPL

/Worked on Viking
//Both of 'em
///Get off the lawn
 
2012-08-06 05:16:42 AM  
I can't sleep now. Way too excited about space, Martian pictures, sky cranes and other science stuff.
farking science, eh?
 
2012-08-06 05:17:36 AM  
THIS NEVER ENDS WELL!!

Have you people never seen movies???
 
2012-08-06 05:20:32 AM  

libranoelrose: vegasj: any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works

I've got one, but it's 1GB file size.


I converted it down.

Still gonna take awhile.

I'll post the link if I'm still awake in a half hour.
 
2012-08-06 05:25:29 AM  
This was so cool to watch.

One of my colleagues is the long-term coordinator for the first four (martian) days of the mission, so she'll get to drive this thing around for a bit. Here's her blog: Dawn on Mars. Here's a 3D video we made a while ago after she was allowed to reveal the selection of Gale crater as the landing site: Gale Crater in 3D: The Field Site for MSL.

A whole bunch of us had a viewing party in the department, with a grad student there who's going to rotate into JPL in a few weeks. She pretty much flipped during the last few minutes, and when touchdown was confirmed. Everybody else was pretty tingly as well.

Yay science!
 
2012-08-06 05:26:10 AM  
Absolutely amazing! Fantastic job guys!!!
 
2012-08-06 05:28:05 AM  

Kittypie070: Live, please live, please land safely, be safe, please live, live, LIVE!!

I must have cried all the way down I was so frantic even though I TRUSTED her, the machine.
I TRUSTED her creators who had poured their very hearts into their fingertips during the design
and assembly of this beautiful jewel with its seemingly mad design.

I cried LIVE!!, I added my one tiny voice to the many thousands that shouted and cried and hurled
O SHIP!! LIVE!! to the ceilings of the skies as She traversed space and descended in many veils of fires and she lived!


Reminds me of this Link
 
2012-08-06 05:28:45 AM  

Fat-D: I laughed, I cried.

This is one of the few things that make me PROUD to be.....


Human
 
2012-08-06 05:30:10 AM  

libranoelrose: libranoelrose: vegasj: any replay videos?

missed it and don't see one on nasa's page.

Or I'll take another pic of the hottie above, either works

I've got one, but it's 1GB file size.

I converted it down.

Still gonna take awhile.

I'll post the link if I'm still awake in a half hour.


Here it is.

Might have to wait for it to finish processing.

Link
 
2012-08-06 05:32:17 AM  

lohphat: Arctic Phoenix: YAY!

Now we need to get a manned team up there and set up a colony.

Well. About that.

Since Mars has a much smaller iron core than Earth, there's a very weak magnetic field and a weak van Allen belt system protecting the surface and atmosphere from radiation.

The atmosphere is being stripped away by the solar wind over time. Life on Earth wouldn't be possible if we didn't have that shield.

Thanks iron core!


If only Cohaagen would start the reactor...
 
2012-08-06 05:36:43 AM  

Cpl.D: If I ever run into one of the folks who came up with the whole skycrane combo, he or she is getting a free beer. This is awesome.


I don't even drink, but if I'm with you when you run into them, make it two beers.

Also, could this skycrane stuff get "spun out" by NASA, like Velcro and whatever else? It would make my commute a lot more fun.
 
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