Mars science lab blasts off!

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    Computer animation..

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4boyXQuUIw&feature=related]Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Amazing that the journey will endure eight and one half months earth time. Crazy.
     
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    What are the odds that the complex landing scheme fails and it crashes. Just look at the track record of failures to the red planet.
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    and the poor Russians blew their Mars shot, Phobos. 2nd stage didn't fire and its in a low earth orbit thats decaying. contact to the vehicle iffy too. I take no pleasure in that, I feel bad for them, Putin may cut heir funding entirely.:doubt:
     
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    Amazing effort.....

    Shows the potential of unmanned exploration
     
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    True.

    But manned exploration should be supported as well.
     
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    Ass kickin' cool. :thup:
     
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    I love robots

    With the new Hubble telescope and unmanned rovers we get more bang for our buck. Manned exploration is great for your ego, but the costs of sustaining a human being for months in space and ensuring safety make the costs prohibitive

    Unmanned rovers can explore for years and if they fail, nobody mourns them

    R2D2 not Buck Rogers
     
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    The whole point of space exploration is to find new places to live. And if humans aren't going to colonize new places..there really is no point.

    We have to learn to deal with the harsh environments of outer space and other planets.
     

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