nmrsnr: EffervescingElephant: Can one of you Farkers please explain to me why this one is so friggin special, and why do i KNEED to watch the landing of another rover?Hi, are you watching the Olympics? So far, we've had 30 of them, we have one every 4 years and the events are, more or less, the same ones every 4 years. Do you like watching people set world records? They are doing things marginally faster/higher/stronger than have ever been done before. Why do we care? Because it is something that people have planned and prepared for for years and have only one chance to succeed at. When they do, and they surpass what humanity has ever done before through sweat, blood, and tears, that is something worth getting excited about. If you don't get that, I really don't know what to tell you.
Dunkelstar: Very cool group of pictures in the video.I also think this image is as well.[www.nasa.gov image 516x387]NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface./hot
flexflint: Dunkelstar: Very cool group of pictures in the video.I also think this image is as well.[www.nasa.gov image 516x387]NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface./hotCheck NASA's pages; they now discovered that in that same picture, there was also the heat shield, in flight! It's online, go check it out.
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