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  1. #51
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    MONSTER VIBES BEING SENT FOR MISSION SUCCESS!!
    " have another hit of sweet california sunshine"

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    ^^^THANKS!

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    dont know where the link went but I was about to post a link anyways so here ya go

    http://new.livestream.com/GriffithOb...riosityLanding

    Edit: ah, link is in the other mars thread.
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    I hope the Rube Goldberg landing device doesn't drop 406's camera platform.
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Images! FKNA!!!!
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    I can't believe this worked. This is the most amazing interplanetary mission since Cassini–Huygens or maybe Voyager!

    Hats off to 406 and his MSSS crew, JPL, and NASA!
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    Today, August 05, 2012, 9 minutes ago
    NASA's Curiosity rover has landed on Mars! Its descent-stage retrorockets fired, guiding it to the surface. Nylon cords lowered the rover to the ground in the "sky crane" maneuver. When the spacecraft sensed touchdown, the connecting cords were severed, and the descent stage flew out of the way. The time of day at the landing site is mid-afternoon -- about 3 p.m. local Mars time at Gale Crater. The time at JPL's mission control is about 10:31 p.m. Aug. 5 PDT (early morning EDT).
    " have another hit of sweet california sunshine"

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    406's cameras work

    Congrats to you 406 and your whole crew (and JPL/NASA)
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Most insane thing I've ever seen....fantastic day to be a human!

    So stoked for nasa, hopefully they can get some more clams out of congress.

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    congrats 406!
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    Science for the motherfucking win! Just thinking about what we did is mindblowing -- traveled 352 million miles to another planet, hovered over the surface with rockets, used a skycrane to land a mobile science laboratory the size of a car.
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    Go that way, really fast...if something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    406's cameras work

    Congrats to you 406 and your whole crew (and JPL/NASA)
    Ditto!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzz View Post
    Science for the motherfucking win! Just thinking about what we did is mindblowing -- traveled 352 million miles to another planet, hovered over the surface with rockets, used a skycrane to land a mobile science laboratory the size of a car.
    That is the best summary ever.
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Congratulations 406! This is unbelievable. I am speechless. Don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight...wow! FKNA!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great show from Pasadena.

    Neil de Grasse Tyson must be stoked out of his mind that so many people watched this ... it shows that science CAN still captivate the minds of American citizens.
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    I'll be there."
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    cool thread. i missed this first time around. congrats 406!

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    Couldn't stay up to watch it. Super bummed I missed out but huge congrats to you 406 anthem whole team! So incredibly cool.
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    Way to go 406. Thanks to you and your team for some positive and inspiring news for a change. I am looking forward to watching this unfold.

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    So excited for you and the team 406!! Truly amazing.

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    Awesome! Major Mars to ground control.

    Now someone needs to make a Mars bike using those super fat wheels.
    watch out for snakes

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    Wonder what those wheels are made of? Bet each one costs like 1000 Mojo SL's.
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Quote Originally Posted by systemoverblow'd View Post
    Couldn't stay up to watch it. Super bummed I missed out
    They were doing replays last night, maybe some more today
    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html
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    I'll be there."
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    So 406's camera's images won't come in until the system commissioning checks are done and the mast is deployed, but here is a sweet image of the landing captured by MRO last night:

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    I'll be there."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SchralphMacchio View Post
    So 406's camera's images won't come in until the system commissioning checks are done and the mast is deployed, but here is a sweet image of the landing captured by MRO last night:
    wha?? Thought there was a thumbnail from Curiosity like 5 minutes post-landing?
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Those images are from the "Hazard Avoidance cameras."

    More images and info here
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ms...dexEvents.html

    As planned, the rover's early engineering images are lower resolution. Larger color images are expected later in the week when the rover's mast, carrying high-resolution cameras, is deployed.
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
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