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24-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Apologies if this has already been posted (couldn't find it with a quick search)
A JPL presentation on the landing sequence for the upcoming Mars Curiosity mission and the unique landing sequence.
HD Link: http://youtu.be/Ki_Af_o9Q9s?hd=1
24-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the link Stephen. Can't wait for August to come.
24-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Cheers for that. Fantastic vid. Can't wait myself.
24-06-2012, 03:41 PM
And I must say you find some gems on this forum doncha. I just started keeping my eye on it .
24-06-2012, 05:32 PM
(I wonder what NASA/JPL's promo video for the Apollo 11 moon mission looked like.)
24-06-2012, 08:31 PM
The date is in my diary - the internet will be our best friend with this one!
24-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Mankind is amazing.
24-06-2012, 09:46 PM
When I was watching it for the first time, up to the point just before the rover drops away, I thought "okay, looks pretty normal".
Then the rover drops and I then thought.. "Wow this is different"... Then at the point the the retro boosters fire and it banks to the left, it was like something out of a sci-fi movie! The whole visual concept of the animation changed for me. It simply looked literally unreal.
That clip will be all over the mainstream media by mid-July.
24-06-2012, 10:22 PM
thats just awesome !
24-06-2012, 11:18 PM
Its fantastic .. amazing .. daunting .. and happening byt the look of it. ITs awesome what these designers do while Im sleeping here in OZ. The idea of having an idea of how its going to be best to land another craft on Mars is space oddesy stuff .. Love it !!!
Look forward to the images returned from this ... thanks for the heads up
That is going to be one wild ride.
25-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Doco's like that are better than the movies! Got my heart pumping.
What those engineers are doing, it's so exciting, it's genius.
PDT - is this right? -0700 from zulu? So approx 0600 for me here south of Darwin (as we are +9.5 from zulu)?
05AUG12 - its a date:thumbsup:
03-07-2012, 09:20 PM
Just over a month to go!
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