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(YouTube)   The mission to Mars condensed to a six minute video; too long for the average attention span but just right for the Geek tab   (youtube.com) divider line 22
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2012-09-19 10:32:41 AM
I'm still waiting for an actual video from Mars to be released.
And I hope it has sound. Wouldn't it be neat to hear the Martian wind blow?
 
2012-09-19 12:47:55 PM
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2012-09-19 12:51:45 PM
I could watch the scene from the control room when they get word it survived landing over and over. That is a room full of pure joy. Brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it.
 
2012-09-19 12:53:07 PM
Neat, but it's from the 2004 landings.

doczoidberg: I'm still waiting for an actual video from Mars to be released.


Here's one from Curiosity.
 
2012-09-19 12:55:43 PM
I like the part of the video with all the sounds when the rocket is clearly in a FARKING VACCUUM!
 
2012-09-19 01:01:10 PM
Anyone else expected a Facehugger to crawl out at the 4:50 mark?
 
2012-09-19 01:44:27 PM
Marshall Willenholly

If they'd excluded the sounds in space they would've finished the video alot faster.
 
2012-09-19 03:17:33 PM
Why do they go through all the trouble to make it spin like a top at 1:19, then dampen it down to a slow spin at 1:40?
 
2012-09-19 03:17:41 PM
I still want to know how they know the second it hits the atmosphere, how much time before the ground, etc., when it takes 22 minutes for the signal to get back to reach earth. Any input they get already happened 22 minutes in the past, so are they simply monitoring a series of fully-automated events that already happened?
 
2012-09-19 03:33:01 PM

Meat's dream: Why do they go through all the trouble to make it spin like a top at 1:19, then dampen it down to a slow spin at 1:40?


I know WHY they spin it -- for stabilization -- but I'm not sure why they crank it up so fast. If I had to guess, it would be that it's very difficult to release it at the slower rate without introducing wobble. Instead, they "spin it like a top" so it can be detached cleanly, then release those Yo-Yos to slow the rotation without any wobble.
 
2012-09-19 03:44:22 PM

DeltaPunch: I still want to know how they know the second it hits the atmosphere, how much time before the ground, etc., when it takes 22 minutes for the signal to get back to reach earth. Any input they get already happened 22 minutes in the past, so are they simply monitoring a series of fully-automated events that already happened?


Yep. The EDL process (entry, descent, and landing) is completely automated.
 
2012-09-19 03:45:46 PM
 
2012-09-19 04:00:13 PM

DeltaPunch: I still want to know how they know the second it hits the atmosphere, how much time before the ground, etc., when it takes 22 minutes for the signal to get back to reach earth. Any input they get already happened 22 minutes in the past, so are they simply monitoring a series of fully-automated events that already happened?


That's the magic of editing. Otherwise, that clip would've been much longer and boring.

You're right, though. All they do is confirm what already happened.
 
2012-09-19 04:02:42 PM
Look at this submitter schlub.

I guess he'll next be posting pictures from Viking as the latest pictures from Curiosity.
 
2012-09-19 05:13:59 PM
I think 4 minutes of that video is the bouncing ball.
 
2012-09-19 08:38:03 PM
Fake.

I saw the strings at 0:39.
 
2012-09-19 09:39:23 PM

doczoidberg: I'm still waiting for an actual video from Mars to be released.
And I hope it has sound. Wouldn't it be neat to hear the Martian wind blow?


You may not hear much, given the atmospheric density is so low that the 'howl' may not be that loud to begin with and won't travel very far.
 
2012-09-19 10:50:19 PM

pudding7: I could watch the scene from the control room when they get word it survived landing over and over. That is a room full of pure joy. Brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it.


And I couldn't.

Seems contrived and phony - like they are doing it for the camera(s).

And this:

I know they're rocket scientists but HTF they let this video get released with bangs, explosions and hissing noises in outer space shows they aren't that smart.
 
2012-09-19 10:57:28 PM

douchebag/hater: I know they're rocket scientists but HTF they let this video get released with bangs, explosions and hissing noises in outer space shows they aren't that smart.


The scientists know that, but this video is for the public, which consists solely of dumb people.
 
2012-09-20 12:13:41 AM
I had Autobahn playing as I launched this video, it actually fit pretty well!

Link to where I was in the song.
 
2012-09-20 02:10:05 PM

Flying Lasagna Monster: douchebag/hater: I know they're rocket scientists but HTF they let this video get released with bangs, explosions and hissing noises in outer space shows they aren't that smart.

The scientists know that, but this video is for the public, which consists solely of dumb people.


Imagine "Star Wars" without the sound effects. The sound-effects are there just to enhance the drama. I thought it was pretty cool, and yes, I know sound doesn't travel in a vaccum.

Quit being such cynics. The got a lot of other stuff right in the animation, such as how engine exhaust gasses expand is they get close to vaccum.
 
2012-09-21 02:18:52 AM
Hey tardholes, it takes about .02 seconds of thought to justify the sound in those shots. There ARE sounds in space you farkshiats. Sound doesn't travel in a vacuum, but not all space is a vacuum. It's unlikely sound could travel to the camera, but apart from your gd little farking FLIP cams or whatever you shiathole teens use these days, the microphones are often separate. So the sound could easily be coming from a pickup coil on the rocket or a boom mic in the rocket trail, where sound would have no problem being picked up.

Jesus farking christ. I remember when people used to think before they said shiat. Now you farking titsuckers are in such a gd hurry to sound smart. You remind me of that stinky assed shiat in school that would shoot his hand up when the teacher asked a question, except instead of giving the right answer, you just drop your pants and shiat all over your desk.

You cum drenched assfaces are why humanity will evolve back into some form of primate that rubs shiat on their cocks for lube. You don't do one decent farking thing with your life, but when a group of people land a car on another planet, you want to point out the one flaw instead of appreciating the accomplishment.

Go back to making your retarded little android apps that crash whenever you press the back button because you're too farking retarded to put together a single gd use case before you start coding.
 
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