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Curiosity is on Mars!

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Congratulations and well done! Exciting moment.


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I am looking forward to the discoveries that come out of this.


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Absolutely fantastic! i have just seen the news a few moments ago. I have to say, after watching a Horizon special on BBC HD last night about the whole project, I was very sceptical about the landing procedure. it seemed fanciful at best, but hey, a really great outcome. I got quite emotional when I saw the news footage of NASA control when Curiosity touched down. I will be watching Horizon on BBC tonight as the story continues to unfold. Congratulations to all the guys who made this incredible adventure (so far) succeed.


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I was sorry to have missed the landing. I would have watched it, but I was playing hockey (ice hockey, that is). Congratulations to NASA on a job very well done!


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Yes, it's brilliant news. I can't begin to conceive of the effort involved.

 

Almost as big an achievement as a bloke running 100m in 9.63 seconds..... B)

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A great triumph for NASA!!


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Watched it live on NASA TV and man was it ever intense!


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A whole planet without runways. Where is this going to end? :o

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A whole planet without runways. Where is this going to end? :o

 

a hella lotta off site landings and neck-breaking bushflying.

 

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ontopic curve: watched it live on several ustream videos. great times!

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a hella lotta off site landings and neck-breaking bushflying.

 

TBA: Blorbx MARS red - bushflyers paradise!

 

ontopic curve: watched it live on several ustream videos. great times!

 

Of course the whole having to land at supersonic speeds thing adds to the challenge. Previous versions of X-Plane allowed you to fly on Mars, not sure if the current version still does.


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for those who have google earth installed. you can switch to MARS and then start the basic built-in flight sim.

Of course the whole having to land at supersonic speeds thing adds to the challenge. Previous versions of X-Plane allowed you to fly on Mars, not sure if the current version still does.

 

supersonic bushflying!

 

for a bit of fun if you have google earth installed: you can select MARS and then start the basic built-in flight simulator. :)

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Awesome ! , that was one tricky bit of flying to have been done by a computer, the safe landing at.6 mps an outstanding result , i am happy for science and for NASA , they added another very proud moment to a great many before.

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for a bit of fun if you have google earth installed: you can select MARS and then start the basic built-in flight simulator. :)

I almost forgot about that option. Thanks for the HU! Public science at its best!

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