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Go Phoenix! [May. 24th, 2008|09:28 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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For those living under a rock, we're trying to land a probe on Mars tomorrow evening. Video:

Here's wishing it luck!
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2008-05-25 05:02 am (UTC)
Now that's a sweet, sexy science video. I approve of this new face of NASA (if in fact that's what it is).

(Thanks for pointing it out. I only get my LJ feed under this here rock.)
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From: cjensen
2008-05-25 05:40 am (UTC)
The style of that seemed directly ripped from the Nova about the Mars Rover missions, "Mars -- Dead or Alive". It was an awesome documentary -- see it if you can.
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[User Picture]From: cole88
2008-05-25 06:03 am (UTC)
Sweet video, I read about this today so I'm not totally under a rock. It's nuts that they have to go from 12,500 mph to zero. Wonder what the acceleration due to gravity is on Mars, hope they didn't forget to factor that in :P
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2008-05-25 02:16 pm (UTC)
Nah... they'd never make a simple mistake like that! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: flipzagging
2008-05-25 06:39 am (UTC)
Geeze, they're not even trying to make their fake landings look real any more.
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[User Picture]From: topbit
2008-05-25 01:04 pm (UTC)
Lets just hope the planetary defences don't shoot this one down. They've been doing pretty good job so far though.
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[User Picture]From: mrwiz
2008-05-25 09:02 am (UTC)
awesome video
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2008-05-25 02:17 pm (UTC)

Bounce!

If it's such a big deal to land it this way, I wonder why they didn't use the (proven) method used by the Mars Rovers:

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[User Picture]From: calliste
2008-05-25 05:54 pm (UTC)
They didn't tell me about it under my rock! I'll keep my eyes/ears peeled!
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