7 Minutes Of Terror

Submitted by: piperfawn 4 years ago in

Curiosity Rover"s Risky Mars Landing
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Male 766
I didn`t think the air bags would work but they did . . . twice. I hope they pull this off it is pretty cool!
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Male 2,737
Do the Martians know about this?
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Male 926
@MacGuffin

Yeah, but not so much where it presented a danger to the instruments. On a side note, the girl in this video was gorgeous.
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Male 14,827
No doubt someone was using Imperial Units again.

They are so screwed.
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Male 3,431
7 Minutes of Terror, Directed by Ridley Scott and starring WALL-E.
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Male 37
Doesn`t sound crazy, just overly complicated, but I guess they have their reasons. Maybe it`s the payload size. Or maybe Viking 1 and other landers didn`t have enough drama for today`s audiences.
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Male 1,526
Doesn`t sound crazy at all.
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Female 2,602
Cool link. The final bit, where they use a "Sky Crane" manoeuvre to lower the Lander itself onto the surface from a hovering platform, the 20 metre height they`re intending to lower from doesn`t seem high enough for the intended purpose of avoiding kicking up an instrument-damaging dust cloud. If you`ve ever stood beneath a helicopter at that distance, you`ll know how much downdraft there is to keep a heavy object airborne. Even with Mars` lower gravity (and therefore downward pull) and using on-board compressed gas rather than atmospheric lift from Mars` thin atmosphere, there`ll still be a fair amount of dust from 20m.
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Male 6,227
Wow. Great video. Thanks, Piperfawn!
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Male 5,080
Link: 7 Minutes Of Terror [Rate Link] - Curiosity Rover`s Risky Mars Landing
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