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Reply #50 on: January 26, 2021, 11:04:53 PM
I set my alarm for the Curiosity landing and it was well worth it. A remarkable achievement, especially the crane drop mechanism thingy.
Straight out of science fiction.


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Reply #51 on: January 26, 2021, 11:24:29 PM
I set my alarm for the Curiosity landing and it was well worth it. A remarkable achievement, especially the crane drop mechanism thingy.
Straight out of science fiction.

I know its the 18th Feb, but what time is it scheduled to land?


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Reply #52 on: January 27, 2021, 05:32:03 PM
I set my alarm for the Curiosity landing and it was well worth it. A remarkable achievement, especially the crane drop mechanism thingy.
Straight out of science fiction.

I know its the 18th Feb, but what time is it scheduled to land?

6th of August 2012  :laugh:


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Reply #53 on: January 27, 2021, 05:50:02 PM
I set my alarm for the Curiosity landing and it was well worth it. A remarkable achievement, especially the crane drop mechanism thingy.
Straight out of science fiction.

I know its the 18th Feb, but what time is it scheduled to land?

6th of August 2012  :laugh:

I'm talking about perseverance


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Reply #54 on: January 27, 2021, 08:41:08 PM
Noon Pacific Standard Time on 18th Feb apparently, which would be 8 pm UK time? 5 pm for me in BA.
Here's an interactive web app from NASA so you can see exactly where the craft is right now.
https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/orrery/#/sc_perseverance


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Reply #55 on: January 27, 2021, 08:49:40 PM
I would say 9pm, but I will keep my eye out for it


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Reply #56 on: January 28, 2021, 08:26:26 AM
Noon Pacific Standard Time on 18th Feb apparently, which would be 8 pm UK time? 5 pm for me in BA.
Here's an interactive web app from NASA so you can see exactly where the craft is right now.
https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/orrery/#/sc_perseverance
Nice


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Reply #57 on: January 28, 2021, 05:42:22 PM


My attempt at the Sanders meme, he's waiting for SN9


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Reply #58 on: February 02, 2021, 08:38:48 PM
They had another RUD episode


This was more dramatic. Thought I had seen it not land as cleanly as SN8. Looking at replays, I was correct
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Reply #59 on: February 18, 2021, 10:33:51 AM
Big day today then?


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Reply #60 on: February 18, 2021, 11:08:33 AM
Is it rover landing?


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Reply #61 on: February 18, 2021, 11:23:30 AM
Aye, Perseverance scheduled for today.


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Reply #62 on: February 18, 2021, 12:02:25 PM
Brilliant. 19.15 UTC so hopefully will catch it "live"


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Reply #63 on: February 18, 2021, 12:40:32 PM
It'll be a nail biter for sure. Everything crossed!


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Reply #64 on: February 18, 2021, 02:25:58 PM
Hopefully, its a live stream or at least a playback of the actual landing, which would be good


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Reply #66 on: February 20, 2021, 12:59:48 AM
I was going to pose the BIG question...what are the chances of Perseverance actually finding evidence of life. Then I thought that NASA/Boffins inc. have already deduced that and that's why this specific exploration mission has come to be.

So I guess the real question is slightly more profound and I know we've all considered the answer (being the deep thought types that we are *smirk* 42 obviously) but, what if Perseverance does find microbial evidence and even more profoundly thought-provoking that life on Earth exists from the same strains or mayhaps we all came from Mars itself!!!

If that be the case then allow me to greet you all in our Mother Tongue...Fisnit frip frop.





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Reply #67 on: February 20, 2021, 04:06:07 AM
That'd indicate that the theory of Panspermia could be correct.  :undecided:

It has a wee drone it can use and another thing it's planning to do is leave caches of samples, which NASA hopes to be able to retrieve from the surface in an upcoming mission.   :cool:


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Reply #68 on: February 22, 2021, 10:21:20 PM
Here's footage of the landing
&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=NASA


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Reply #69 on: February 23, 2021, 08:26:09 AM
What an amazing thing.


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Reply #70 on: February 23, 2021, 02:57:56 PM
Incredible! They've really pulled out all the bags of tricks on this mission.
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Reply #71 on: February 23, 2021, 03:30:03 PM
The Swiss Army Knife of rovers.


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Reply #72 on: February 28, 2021, 01:23:29 PM
A 360° angle video of Perseverance on Mars
&ab_channel=Mars360
Good for those super wide monitors, just imagine having curved monitors joined up together, wonder if I would see it without moving the cursor


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Reply #73 on: February 28, 2021, 02:02:30 PM
Fess up, who looked around for aliens?


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Reply #74 on: March 03, 2021, 11:27:53 PM
The granary silo SN10 landed without the RUD

&ab_channel=SpaceX