If This Doesn't Blow Your Mind...

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    COUNTDOWN TO CURIOSITY'S LANDING ON MARS

    Well, then you're likely not a massive space nerd.
    Regardless, I'm simply astounded that we're capable of such engineering achievements on a rock so distant that it takes 14 minutes to send or receive a radio signal.

    3 days and 6 hours to touchdown...or impact.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki_Af_o9Q9s]Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Just over four hours until the inhabitants of Mars are again terrified by the latest extraterrestrial visitor.
     
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    One ton suv going to attempt a landing on mars tonight!!! WAHOOO.

    They're going to try to set it down with rocket thrusters. We're going to see how far we have advanced in the past 40 something years tonight.

    Personally, I'd hope it would have an altimeter to tell distance from the ground being fed into a computer. Would give this far more control.
     
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    Yeah.
    Not sure why, maybe it has something to do with the dramatic production in the Seven Minutes of Terror vid but I am HUGELY stoked about this!!!
     
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    Installing plug in to watch.

    Wonder if anything will be fed to NASA TV
     
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    Well I am a space nerd and my mind isn't blown. Maybe if they landed some people there or something.
     
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    Not sure if there will be much to see tonight aside from a cheering ground crew on NASA TV.
    I read earlier today that there are a couple of variables that could result in no contact with Curiosity for as long as 2-3 days. Hopefully that's not the case because I'm literally chomping at the bit to see ANYTHING.
     
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    It's coming...
     
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    Martians goon run out and jack the rims, you watch

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