NASA Mars (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Science

An artist"s concept animation depicting the key events of NASA"s Mars Science Laboratory mission, launching in late 2011
There are 29 comments:
Male 47
Terrible cinematography, next to no plot and horrendously static acting!

Will NOT be seeing this movie!!!
(how did Nicholas Cage get cast as the Rover?!...ridiculous)
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Male 369
@sbeelz Absolutly. They should combine the too!
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Male 2,868
Holy poo, the Aphex Twin I`m listening to right now goes with this video perfectly! Time to Find Me (AFX Fast Mix)
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Male 605
Also, I had no idea we even had this kind of tech at our disposal. Incredible.
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Male 605
@random, you should email NASA, I`m sure they`ll want to know your `self confessed not a genius` opinions.
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Male 4,902
I barfed
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Male 17,512
random882: Evidently you don`t know just how large this new rover actually will be. It`s about the size of a Jeep, It`s heavy and will need those rockets to ensure a soft landing.
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Male 2,172
So they`re going to spend billions just to tell us that mars is made out of the same boring elements our earth is made out of... I was under the impression that those people didn`t like to waste tax payers money, guess I was wrong.
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Male 325
Wow... Ok is it me or does it see they chose the most complicated way to deploy something.. Im not a genius nor do i claim to be.. But hell it seems that there are SOO many stages that could fail and F this mission up!
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Male 15,510
I always love those videos
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Male 57
@glennmck

mars has an atmosphere so there will be noise... not like the moon which would be silent

u fail
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Male 215
Angell, it`s in the large fuel tanks on the capsule. It`s not as visible in the animation but a huge portion of the landing thingy is fuel.
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Male 13
Noise in space? There is no medium for waves to travel in space. Eff you fake crap video.
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Male 197
Keep lookin little guy. I`m sure EVA`s up there somewhere.
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Male 670
@jcarb10
lol!
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Male 5
love it, its like a russian doll..
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Male 37
Where is all the fuel kept for those thrusters when it`s landing? They`re going for a long time... :/
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Male 6,694
Isnt there already rovers on Mars.
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Male 25
``Too many stages. The more stages there are, the better chance that one of the stages will fail and the whole project becomes a waste.``
Maybe the guys at NASA should take the advice of the 40-49 year old dude on iab since they have no idea what they are doing...
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Male 25,416
ok then... well its a concept
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Male 47
Terrible cinematography, next to no plot and horrendously static acting!

Will NOT be seeing this movie!!!
(how did Nicholas Cage get cast as the Rover?!...ridiculous)
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Male 47
Terrible cinematography, next to no plot and horrendously static acting!

Will NOT be seeing this movie when it comes out!!!
(how did Nicholas Cage get cast as the Rover?!...ridiculous)
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Male 4,746
Too many stages. The more stages there are, the better chance that one of the stages will fail and the whole project becomes a waste.
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Male 911
@RPossum there are many many difficulties with safely landing these things. mars is so far away it takes video feed 10 minutes to reach earth, the camera on the rover looks down and has programming to avoid falling in a hole or landing on a steep slope or atop a rock. it hovers there so scientists can aim it`s landing in case the equipment is over a bad spot. a parachute could land it anywhere. the top flies away as to not fall and damage the rover. these things cost 2.5 billion and take up to 2 years to plan. you can guess they dont want to risk anything in deploying them.
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Male 261
@RPossum the real advantage of the propulsor is you can control where land exactly where you want even if the situation change not possibkle with a parachute and mars atmosphere is really thin so you don`t have much time to slow down landing on mars always have been a headache
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Male 1,122
Where the hell is that top part going when it flies away, and what is the advantage of jets when you could float to the ground with the parachute part?
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Male 670
Very cool. Thx for sharing.
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Male 10,440
Cool.

I`ve seen this before though, on discovery channel or something. It`s supposed to be pretty big... the size of a car-ish.
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Female 8,044
Link: NASA Mars (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation [Rate Link] - An artist`s concept animation depicting the key events of NASA`s Mars Science Laboratory mission, launching in late 2011
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