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Date: 06/23/12 12:15 PM

10 Responses to 7 Minutes Of Terror

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 6:02 am
    Link: 7 Minutes Of Terror - Curiosity Rover`s Risky Mars Landing
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    Wow. Great video. Thanks, Piperfawn!
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    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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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    Doesn`t sound crazy at all.
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    STWP Male 50-59
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    June 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    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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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    7 Minutes of Terror, Directed by Ridley Scott and starring WALL-E.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    No doubt someone was using Imperial Units again.

    They are so screwed.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    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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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Do the Martians know about this?
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    June 25, 2012 at 5:08 am
    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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