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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Amazing!
 
6 days ago  
That was really cool!

For some reason, though, I felt a strong pang of anxiety watching that. Not 100% why. I know it landed safely so it wasn't that. Maybe seeing an alien world from so high up? Dunno.

I did think it was really neat how you could see the more pronounced curvature of Mars.
 
6 days ago  
!
 
6 days ago  
That was badass! I imagine if I was the guy that was responsible for insuring the cables that held the rover to the sky crane that it would have been a rough few minutes waiting for confirmation.
 
6 days ago  
Coolest thing I have ever seen.
 
6 days ago  

Shostie: That was really cool!

For some reason, though, I felt a strong pang of anxiety watching that. Not 100% why. I know it landed safely so it wasn't that. Maybe seeing an alien world from so high up? Dunno.

I did think it was really neat how you could see the more pronounced curvature of Mars.


It's the same anxiety we get from watching a movie where the hero is about to die 30 mins into the film.  Even though we know they're going to be fine, there is still that uh-oh

Also the view from the height will add it to it.
 
6 days ago  
Such an amazing video!
 
6 days ago  
I have the biggest geek boner right now...
 
6 days ago  
Here's the last part of EDL set to Johnny Quest music
https://twitter.com/ThePlanetaryGuy/s​t​atus/1363945460864532486
 
6 days ago  
Meanwhile the toilets in mission control are frozen solid so the brain geniuses have to pee outside.

Luckily its back to 90° in Houston today.
 
6 days ago  
That heatshield landed on someone's house
 
6 days ago  
Why did I get choked up at Tango Delta?
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Makes me proud to be an American and not a Texan.
 
6 days ago  

guestguy: I have the biggest geek boner right now...


Dark is not your yada yada yada... Me too!
 
6 days ago  
The stability of the heatshield when it fell to the planet was neat.  I totally expected it to tumble once the mass of the craft was detached.
 
6 days ago  
Sexy AF
 
6 days ago  
I teared up a little
 
6 days ago  
that was neat
 
6 days ago  
I was about to ask about how Perseverance  got there so fast until I realized it was actually launched on 30 July 2020. I hadn't even heard of until a month ago. Very cool video indeed.
 
6 days ago  
Thanks subby. That's farking cool AF
 
6 days ago  

valenumr: guestguy: I have the biggest geek boner right now...

Dark is not your yada yada yada... Me too!


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6 days ago  
Flawless!
 
6 days ago  
I love you NASA. Stay golden.
 
6 days ago  

berylman: I was about to ask about how Perseverance  got there so fast until I realized it was actually launched on 30 July 2020. I hadn't even heard of until a month ago. Very cool video indeed.



It's not THAT far from NASA to the sound stage where they fake this crap.  They use the old Apollo fake landing stage. It's been updated for color, of course.
 
6 days ago  
We launched a rocket-propelled robot carrying a nuclear powered robot at a target 200 million km away, and broadcast a HD stream of it hitting the bullseye to the entire world.  And that's just the beginning.

I mean, when science can do that, magic would be pretty boring by comparison, even if it was real.
 
6 days ago  

Shostie: That was really cool!

For some reason, though, I felt a strong pang of anxiety watching that. Not 100% why. I know it landed safely so it wasn't that. Maybe seeing an alien world from so high up? Dunno.

I did think it was really neat how you could see the more pronounced curvature of Mars.


Well of course, everyone all over the globe knows that Earth is the only flat planet in the solar system.
 
6 days ago  
FAKE
 
6 days ago  
That was godamn cool , going to watch it again (and again and again) on the big screen when I get home.

And to think this is just the start of all the exciting stuff we're going to see over the next few months, that little drone is going to deliver some awesome media
 
6 days ago  

Shostie: That was really cool!

For some reason, though, I felt a strong pang of anxiety watching that. Not 100% why. I know it landed safely so it wasn't that. Maybe seeing an alien world from so high up? Dunno.

I did think it was really neat how you could see the more pronounced curvature of Mars.


The Flat Mars Society frowns on your misinformation

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6 days ago  

Leper Canuck: That was godamn cool , going to watch it again (and again and again) on the big screen when I get home.

And to think this is just the start of all the exciting stuff we're going to see over the next few months, that little drone is going to deliver some awesome media


Anyone know the bandwidth when it routes over mro?
 
6 days ago  

SpectroBoy: berylman: I was about to ask about how Perseverance  got there so fast until I realized it was actually launched on 30 July 2020. I hadn't even heard of until a month ago. Very cool video indeed.


It's not THAT far from NASA to the sound stage where they fake this crap.  They use the old Apollo fake landing stage. It's been updated for color, of course.


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6 days ago  

BrerRobot: FAKE


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6 days ago  

dothemath: Meanwhile the toilets in mission control are frozen solid so the brain geniuses have to pee outside.

Luckily its back to 90° in Houston today.


JPL is in Pasadena CA, not TX.

/pedantic
 
6 days ago  

valenumr: Leper Canuck: That was godamn cool , going to watch it again (and again and again) on the big screen when I get home.

And to think this is just the start of all the exciting stuff we're going to see over the next few months, that little drone is going to deliver some awesome media

Anyone know the bandwidth when it routes over mro?


Depends on the Earth-Mars distance- it tops out at ~4Mbps but 1-2 is more usual.
 
6 days ago  
i cant wait for the full high res / high speed videos!
 
6 days ago  

Glockenspiel Hero: valenumr: Leper Canuck: That was godamn cool , going to watch it again (and again and again) on the big screen when I get home.

And to think this is just the start of all the exciting stuff we're going to see over the next few months, that little drone is going to deliver some awesome media

Anyone know the bandwidth when it routes over mro?

Depends on the Earth-Mars distance- it tops out at ~4Mbps but 1-2 is more usual.


Cool, that's actually pretty decent.
 
6 days ago  

BrerRobot: FAKE


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/Study it out sheeple.
 
6 days ago  

Shostie: That was really cool!

For some reason, though, I felt a strong pang of anxiety watching that. Not 100% why. I know it landed safely so it wasn't that. Maybe seeing an alien world from so high up? Dunno.

I did think it was really neat how you could see the more pronounced curvature of Mars.


Liar.  Mars is flat.
 
6 days ago  
So are there genuinely any flat earthers or space deniers here?
 
6 days ago  
Freaking awesome.
 
6 days ago  
Try to time a *BOOP* like that on your pet. It's impossible!
 
6 days ago  

Leper Canuck: That was godamn cool , going to watch it again (and again and again) on the big screen when I get home.


Perseverance Rover's Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)
Youtube 4czjS9h4Fpg
 
6 days ago  
Goddamn, it's an amazing time to be alive.
 
6 days ago  

valenumr: So are there genuinely any flat earthers or space deniers here?


I only believe in spaec.
 
6 days ago  

RocketRay: dothemath: Meanwhile the toilets in mission control are frozen solid so the brain geniuses have to pee outside.

Luckily its back to 90° in Houston today.

JPL is in Pasadena CA, not TX.

/pedantic


Oh.
Well, im sure they are fine then.
 
6 days ago  

Bondith: Why did I get choked up at Tango Delta?


It's the dust that flew up.  I got some
In my eyes too.
 
6 days ago  
That was awesome.
 
6 days ago  
How come the old pictures of Mars are black and white?!?

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