Mars Rover attempting landing tonight - BFD

webbie Posted By webbie, Aug 5, 2012 at 9:17 AM

  1. Adios Pantalones

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    Soon as they wash it- you know it will rain anyway
     
  2. Jags

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    Baahahaha - hey, wait......
     
  3. fossil

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    It's a hangar in Nevada.
     
  4. begreen

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    Where's the cup holder?
     
  5. fossil

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    Oh, don't worry...that dust & stuff won't stand a chance against Curiosity's break-neck acceleration up to 1.5 Inches/second.
     
  6. Jags

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    Hmmpf - if this is what nuclear power gets us in a vehicle, I am not very impressed.
     
  7. Delta-T

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    it sounds way faster in metric....
     
  8. velvetfoot

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    Wow. That's all I can say! Great link. Have to look around for more. Has it started moving yet?
     
  9. btuser

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    11.5 hours per mile, give or take depending on the traffic.
     
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  10. Jags

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    You forgot to take into account "sight seeing" and "rest stops".
     
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  11. PapaDave

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    velvetfoot, I think the plan is to run tests on various systems for a couple weeks before movement begins.
    Then, watch out! If you stood still in front of it long enough, you'd get almost run over.
     
  12. Jags

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    So this is just something else to mislead me?:
     
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  13. fossil

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    Not exactly. Computer memory limitations required that the "space travel" software be loaded for the launch, transit, and landing...now a whole other code set has to take its place to enable the rover's surface exploration funtions. Go to the JPL link, and look at the article on the left under "Updates". They're calling what needs to be done a "brain transplant". ;lol

    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/
     
  14. PapaDave

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    Didn't realize it would be a "brain transplant". Thought they were just doing some "updates" to the existing software.
    I'll go get gooder informed.
     
  15. btuser

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    You're right. How many women on board?

    Sounds like it's got two brains. I'm guessing one side is there to make sure the other stops and asks for directions.
     

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