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Old 08-04-2012, 07:10 PM
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Let's hope the landing goes well. I think this will probably be the most interesting exploration of Mars yet.
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Cross Your Fingers: How to Watch NASA’s Mars Rover Land on Sunday

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Perfect landing, followed a few minutes later by a photo of one wheel on the surface. Great!
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Wonder if Marvin is lurking round there somewhere?
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Excellent. Congrats to NASA!
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I like the part where the retro module lowers the rover on cables then throws itself away once the rover is safely on the ground, without even kicking up dust at the landing site or requiring the rover to unpack itself. Clever scheme. It's in NASA's animation.
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I'm so pleased it worked out ok. I saw the animation and there were a million of places it could have gone wrong, congratulations NASA!
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This is what NASA excels at. Exploration robotics wise. I'd like to see more on this.
I'm not sure what this would could discover at this location but I'd hope for a major rover on the poles one each.
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This is what NASA excels at. Exploration robotics wise. I'd like to see more on this.
I'm not sure what this would could discover at this location but I'd hope for a major rover on the poles one each.
Have to agree with you Saquist. The edges of the Poles are where they will find evidence of life, and not necessarily green either.
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