"It still looks crazy"

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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Hi!

NASA has a new, somewhat racy, video online about the complexities involved in the upcoming Entry-Descent-Landing sequence of the "Curiosity" Mars rover.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=146903741.

Cheers
HB

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"It still looks crazy"

I remember trying to land on the Moon with a rocket on my TI99/4A home computer. The height and entry speed were variable, and so was he lunar landscape, with mountains and plains. If I fired the rocket too soon I would finish the fuel and crash, If I delayed firing I would crash also.Very intriguing.
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It looks crazy, but it's

It looks crazy, but it's something to look forward to this August.

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. - Aldo Leopold

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We cross the fingers, that

We cross the fingers, that there is no error in the computer code and the assumptions about the atmospheric behaviour are sufficiently accurate - winds etc.

Martin

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August 6th, ~5:30 UT

August 6th, ~5:30 UT

Don't Be Terrified

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. - Aldo Leopold

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Touchdown confirmed!

Touchdown confirmed!

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. - Aldo Leopold

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Touchdown AND photos I

Touchdown AND photos

I have NASA TV on the bigscreen and the audio from the ISS on my laptop.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

 

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Congratulations to JPL/NASA

Congratulations to JPL/NASA and all the scientists and engineers involved in this project. That's an exciting milestone and hopefully the rest of the mission will be just as smooth as the landing appears to have been. Well done!!!

HBE

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