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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 667
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2012-08-06 02:14:09 AM

EnderX: [www.moviepilot.de image 600x396]
These 3 are a little skeptical.


OJ must have been having a bad day.
 
2012-08-06 02:14:14 AM

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


Congrats, and congrats!
 
2012-08-06 02:14:18 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Congrats NASA for not misplacing the decimal point

/maths are hard


Drink!
 
2012-08-06 02:14:36 AM
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.
 
2012-08-06 02:14:58 AM

Poison Appleseeds: markie_farkie: Somehow the GOP will spin this as a waste of national resources and blame Obama.

Come on man...for once, let's keep try and keep the stink of politics off of a Fark comment board.


I whole-heartedly agree, but sadly, you just know that within hours this will get politicized on some media outlet.

I am in awe of Nasa's achievements today, as well as those I've witnessed over my lifetime. This is what mankind should be living for, and celebrating publicly for.
 
2012-08-06 02:15:00 AM

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


Hey congrats!
 
2012-08-06 02:15:10 AM

Testiclaw: [i.imgur.com image 639x862]


That's how you get favorited.

/Blue 4
 
2012-08-06 02:15:54 AM
I teared up while telling my wife and don't know why. It's just so....awesome. We wake up to an asshole shooting a bunch of Sikhs and go to bed having landed and SUV sized vehicle on Mars. So much to be ashamed of and proud of in the span of 24 hours.
 
2012-08-06 02:15:57 AM
I watched it live and must admit that I was very amped up when it landed safely. Olympic athletes should take cues on how to celebrate an amazing accomplishment from the JPL control room.
 
2012-08-06 02:16:15 AM

Coelacanth: That's how you get favorited.


Yay!
 
2012-08-06 02:16:23 AM
Anyone else not able to play the video in TFA?

Got NoScript but allowing everything on that page, not working.

/shrug
//relevant Colbert interview
 
2012-08-06 02:16:33 AM

stiletto_the_wise: cousndick: [facepalm.jpg] moment from freerepublic.

To: BwanaNdege

Have they taken any pictures of the flag that the astronauts left?

2 posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 1:42:40 AM by kik5150
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Sounds about right to me...


Only right if you realize it was a slam on a comment made by a Democrat but then she is a farking moron.

There is no need for party politics in this thread, both sides have stupid to spare...
 
2012-08-06 02:16:56 AM

hammettman: Can't wait to see pics!!!


fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-08-06 02:17:06 AM

Mambo Bananapatch: I planned all week to watch this. My wife, who couldn't give a tinker's damn about space exploration, chose the very hour that it was happening to be all frisky. So of course I completely missed the Mars landing.


so you gave her 7 min's of terror?
 
2012-08-06 02:17:18 AM
Wil Wheaton was there at JPL?!? With Morgan Freeman and Will.i.am?!?
 
2012-08-06 02:17:41 AM
What? You mean all the scientists inhabiting the Fark forums were wrong? Holy shiat. Guess I'll have to stick to Reddit for the highbrow informed discussion after all.
 
2012-08-06 02:18:08 AM
News briefing about ready to start.
 
2012-08-06 02:18:51 AM

jayessell: Venus is all f***ed up.
Mars is a failed planet.
The more we know, the more weird Earth looks.

I mean, come on!
An anti-radiation force field? Really?
I'm surprised the creationists don't jump on that one.
Are there 'very old earth creationists'?


Maybe those were God's experiments, geez sometimes you people are too idiotic to see the obvious!
 
2012-08-06 02:18:57 AM
All in all a brilliant achievement in propulsion delivery! Most excellent!
 
2012-08-06 02:19:21 AM
THIS is the America I love.

The America that's about science, and courage ... not fundamentalism and fear.

The America that gives something amazing, freely, to the whole world ... not the one that whines about "taxpayer dollars" and "socialism."

The America that dares us all to dream big, take risks, reach out and explore.

This is America the good. No ... the GREAT.

I want to see more of THIS America.
 
2012-08-06 02:19:23 AM

What Plants Crave: 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 tubes, and I can ALREADY LOAD THEM ON MY HOME COMPUTER LESS THAN 30 MINUTES LATER.


But all that infrastructure is socialist
 
2012-08-06 02:19:27 AM
I think tonight made JPL's Bobak Ferdowsi the new face of NASA. Whoever was running the live feed loved him and his mohawk.
 
2012-08-06 02:19:27 AM

mr lawson: Mambo Bananapatch: I planned all week to watch this. My wife, who couldn't give a tinker's damn about space exploration, chose the very hour that it was happening to be all frisky. So of course I completely missed the Mars landing.

so you gave her 7 min's of terror?


No, she was given 20 seconds of terror
 
2012-08-06 02:19:41 AM
So, I hate to be "that guy" but anyone want to speculate on how Fox News is going to spin this into a negative? Maybe something about "Mars is red like communism and Obumbo just sent the communists our most advanced rover technology." Or something.
 
2012-08-06 02:19:48 AM

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


Kudos on both counts,subby!
 
2012-08-06 02:19:51 AM
CommieTaoist: I watched it live and must admit that I was very amped up when it landed safely. Olympic athletes should take cues on how to celebrate an amazing accomplishment from the JPL control room.

Pretty nail biting watching the concurrent simulation running and seeing it have to break from 14,000KPH to .018 meters per second (very light touchdown) in under 3 minutes!
 
2012-08-06 02:19:52 AM
Teenagers from Mars:
www.portlandmercury.com
"We don't care."
 
2012-08-06 02:19:55 AM
That was some sort of incredible piece of engineering to get that thing on the ground. Here's a bit of trivia for you - the wheels (which are about the size of a beer keg), have "JPL" in Morse Code as part of their tread. So any Martians wandering around who see the tracks will know JPL built that rig.
 
2012-08-06 02:20:05 AM
wow, this is nasa, and imo, nasa is what it is all about.
what, where, when, why, who?
NASA
 
2012-08-06 02:20:08 AM
Oh shiat!

www.toysyouhad.com
 
2012-08-06 02:21:55 AM
I can't believe that thing actually worked.
 
2012-08-06 02:21:55 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Anyone else not able to play the video in TFA?

Got NoScript but allowing everything on that page, not working.

/shrug
//relevant Colbert interview


Is it the USTREAM feed that you're having issue with? It's working fine for me.
 
2012-08-06 02:22:17 AM

Mambo Bananapatch: I planned all week to watch this. My wife, who couldn't give a tinker's damn about space exploration, chose the very hour that it was happening to be all frisky. So of course I completely missed the Mars landing.

/no mere Mars landing could compete
//so the Mars landing went OK then? well that's great


Something, something, Uranus joke.
 
2012-08-06 02:22:37 AM
Video is a no go for me. Flash, I suppose? Damn Nexus.
 
2012-08-06 02:23:03 AM
Boot licking!
 
2012-08-06 02:23:58 AM
Anyone know how far off target it was?
 
2012-08-06 02:24:16 AM
I wish more people were as into the Mars landing tonight (not to mention other scientific endeavors) as they are into sports. I bet the world would be a different and better place if these things were given the same general importance as sports are given in our society. It's sad.
 
2012-08-06 02:24:22 AM
Nice sound stage.
 
2012-08-06 02:24:24 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!


Until you realize that a mission like this was conceived, executed, and completed by the brightest among us in society. The ones who grinded hard learning math, physics, and any number of niche scientific fields that are applicable only to the amazing work they do. You know, the kind of people that are made fun of in grade school, then largely toil in obscurity as adults while society fawns over which tampon brand Kim Kardashian uses.

Galileo, Socrates, and Da Vinci proved that awesome brilliance can exist in the context of an insanely stupid species.

IOW: Most people are still morons. It's tempting to think that *maybe* one day we'll look upon work like this as more important than the petty bullshiat we concern ourselves with, but history just doesn't support it.

//Yes. Bitter.
///Still fun at parties.
////"I gave up on my species." -- George Carlin
 
2012-08-06 02:24:26 AM

VRaptor117: So, I hate to be "that guy" but anyone want to speculate on how Fox News is going to spin this into a negative? Maybe something about "Mars is red like communism and Obumbo just sent the communists our most advanced rover technology." Or something.


Its useless, enjoy shiatting on an achievement douchebags, just shows how all threads are just troll fests now.

Good night anyone who enjoyed it, fark off to anyone who tried to derail any discussion or enjoyment on Fark yet again.
 
2012-08-06 02:25:20 AM

VRaptor117: So, I hate to be "that guy" but anyone want to speculate on how Fox News is going to spin this into a negative? Maybe something about "Mars is red like communism and Obumbo just sent the communists our most advanced rover technology." Or something.


Fartbongo cut NASA funding so much that we had to send machines instead of people
 
2012-08-06 02:25:26 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-08-06 02:25:48 AM

Testiclaw: [i.imgur.com image 639x862]


Your Q&D remains awesome
 
2012-08-06 02:25:53 AM

TyrantII: Anyone know how far off target it was?


Less than a hundred meters, i think. they were pretty close to target.
 
2012-08-06 02:26:06 AM

VvonderJesus: Considering the cuts President Obama has made to the NASA program, he already feels it to be a waste of resources.

All that has to change. And with the strategy I'm outlining today, it will. We start by increasing NASA's budget by $6 billion over the next five years, even -- (applause) -- I want people to understand the context of this. This is happening even as we have instituted a freeze on discretionary spending and sought to make cuts elsewhere in the budget.


Go be an idiot somewhere else.
 
2012-08-06 02:26:27 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

SCIENCE!!!
 
2012-08-06 02:26:32 AM
so Obama spent MY hard earned tax dollars to invade another planet???
 
2012-08-06 02:26:43 AM

TheManofPA: Testiclaw: [i.imgur.com image 639x862]

Your Q&D remains awesome


Yay!

I'm so freaking pumped right now, this science shiat just gets me going!
 
2012-08-06 02:26:59 AM
 
2012-08-06 02:27:08 AM

platedlizard: TyrantII: Anyone know how far off target it was?

Less than a hundred meters, i think. they were pretty close to target.


I'm pretty sure I heard them say 2.6something before they cut away, and I assume that's kilometers. Still incredible.
 
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