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Mars Curiosity Thread.
« on: August 05, 2012, 08:05:20 PM »
NASA Curiosity site

Slightly over 10 hours from now a lot of NASA technicians, engineers and scientists will be crapping themselves!!!

There is a countdown clock on the site. The moment of landing will be a little before 6:30am UK time Monday 6th August.
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 09:02:36 PM »
NASA Curiosity site

Slightly over 10 hours from now a lot of NASA technicians, engineers and scientists will be crapping themselves!!!

There is a countdown clock on the site. The moment of landing will be a little before 6:30am UK time Monday 6th August.

God did it.  She doesn't want us to discover any evidence of extraterrestrial life.  From crap we were born, and to crap we will return.   ;D

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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 11:48:20 PM »
NASA Curiosity site

Slightly over 10 hours from now a lot of NASA technicians, engineers and scientists will be crapping themselves!!!

There is a countdown clock on the site. The moment of landing will be a little before 6:30am UK time Monday 6th August.

God did it.  She doesn't want us to discover any evidence of extraterrestrial life.  From crap we were born, and to crap we will return.   ;D

I remember reading somewhere that the Bible considers taking a crap evil too, because it makes you feel good, and that's bad. I can't find the source now, but I remember it involved some historical figure or character dying while on the crapper. Maybe someone else here knows. So the scientists would in effect be making their own anti-science protest.
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 12:00:46 AM »
It hasn't arrived yet!

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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 05:57:00 AM »
Less than 30 minutes to go now!
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 06:39:40 AM »
Just watched it live. I love the internet.

SCIENCE!!!
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 06:40:13 AM »
It's down and safe and sending back pictures!!!!!
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 06:43:16 AM »
Curiosity is down safe! Now if the Martians don't disintegrate her We should be in for some mind blowing data.
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 06:46:15 AM »
Woo hoo!  Science for the win!!!  And thanks to an arthritis flare, I was home to see it.    8)
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 06:55:32 AM »
Great news, congrats Americans and other humanoids.

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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 07:11:24 AM »
It's weird to feel a sense of accomplishment even though I had absolutely nothing to do with the successful landing or any other aspect of the mission. But I do.

Spirit and Opportunity were supposed to work for 90 Martian days, and they lasted 6 years and is still going, respectively. Curiosity is set for a two year mission. I wonder if they can squeeze a decade out of the ol' girl?
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 07:22:47 AM »
It's weird to feel a sense of accomplishment even though I had absolutely nothing to do with the successful landing or any other aspect of the mission. But I do.

Congratulations hismikeness! You did it!

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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 07:30:02 AM »
It's weird to feel a sense of accomplishment even though I had absolutely nothing to do with the successful landing or any other aspect of the mission. But I do.

Congratulations hismikeness! You did it!

Why do I feel they were able to do it despite hismikeness? Just think of what may have been accomplished if hismikeness wasn't not not involved. (Boom! - triple negative.)
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 07:32:48 AM »
It's weird to feel a sense of accomplishment even though I had absolutely nothing to do with the successful landing or any other aspect of the mission. But I do.

Spirit and Opportunity were supposed to work for 90 Martian days, and they lasted 6 years and is still going, respectively. Curiosity is set for a two year mission. I wonder if they can squeeze a decade out of the ol' girl?
How is NASA funded?
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Re: Curiosity arrives on Mars
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 07:33:33 AM »
It's weird to feel a sense of accomplishment even though I had absolutely nothing to do with the successful landing or any other aspect of the mission. But I do.

Spirit and Opportunity were supposed to work for 90 Martian days, and they lasted 6 years and is still going, respectively. Curiosity is set for a two year mission. I wonder if they can squeeze a decade out of the ol' girl?
It's power plant should last at least 14 years.
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