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Date: 06/27/11 09:16 AM

29 Responses to NASA Mars (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 27, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Link: NASA Mars (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation - An artist`s concept animation depicting the key events of NASA`s Mars Science Laboratory mission, launching in late 2011
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2011 at 9:30 am
    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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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 9:47 am
    Very cool. Thx for sharing.
  4. Profile photo of RPossum
    RPossum Male 30-39
    1080 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 9:57 am
    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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    BiGpHiL Male 18-29
    261 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 10:19 am
    @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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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 10:56 am
    @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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    June 27, 2011 at 11:06 am
    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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    jag1989 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 11:31 am
    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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    jag1989 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 11:53 am
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    ok then... well its a concept
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    jcarb10 Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    ``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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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    Isnt there already rovers on Mars.
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    Angell Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    Where is all the fuel kept for those thrusters when it`s landing? They`re going for a long time... :/
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    rasputins Male 18-29
    5 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    love it, its like a russian doll..
  15. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    @jcarb10
    lol!
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    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
    197 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    Keep lookin little guy. I`m sure EVA`s up there somewhere.
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    glennmck Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Noise in space? There is no medium for waves to travel in space. Eff you fake crap video.
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    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
    215 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    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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    oryfoxer7410 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    @glennmck

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

    u fail
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    I always love those videos
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    random882 Male 18-29
    325 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    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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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    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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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 12:34 am
    I barfed
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    @random, you should email NASA, I`m sure they`ll want to know your `self confessed not a genius` opinions.
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    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    June 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Also, I had no idea we even had this kind of tech at our disposal. Incredible.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    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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    Kalon Male 13-17
    369 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:56 am
    @sbeelz Absolutly. They should combine the too!
  29. Profile photo of jag1989
    jag1989 Male 18-29
    47 posts
    July 21, 2011 at 9:14 am
    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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