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Date: 08/07/12 09:38 AM

16 Responses to Another Look At The Landing Of Curiosity

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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 9:40 am
    Link: Another Look At The Landing Of Curiosity - This time, as witnessed by the NASA scientist and engineers who made the accomplishment possible.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2012 at 9:55 am
    So they were watching very bad CGI ?
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2012 at 10:17 am
    @tedgp--in case you weren`t aware, there are no cameras on Mars to record this event. Yes, they were watching a REAL-TIME simulation, so perhaps the graphics weren`t rendered as nicely as you might have liked.

    Did you actually miss sharing the excitement of the project team?

    And before anybody else says anything stupid, yes this video has been edited to appear a little more exciting. This segment actually took a little over ten minutes.
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2012 at 10:19 am
    It must be hard to make a realistic looking CGI when what they are trying to emulate is so incredible that ANYTHING would look fantastical and fake....well done NASA though on a great feat!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Actually they had a camera in the satellite plus a camera on the actual thing that plummeted to the surface.
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    Jakk88 Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Just for the record they were using this piece of software.
    Obviously they had other telemetry data as well.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Thanks Jakk88 for that link, its amazing
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    August 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    @tedgp--did you watch it live? They were looking at a simulation--there was no realtime footage--the first picture was a thumbnail, and don`t forget that there was a fifteen minute delay.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    jezuz its like watching Armageddon after they blew up the asteroid.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    August 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Olympics of Awesome.
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    con_uk Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2012 at 4:23 am
    obviously cgi

    this is a badly edited hoax, like the moon landing
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    marrykinmy Female 40-49
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    August 8, 2012 at 6:50 am
    Is the woman at 2:06 riding that guy`s junk?
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    geckoi Male 40-49
    209 posts
    August 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    So Awesome!!!!
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    Purplefreak Female 18-29
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    August 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    "obviously cgi

    this is a badly edited hoax, like the moon landing"

    NO, YOU DON`T SAY?! That`s the point dumbass, it`s an illustration of what the rover went through during landing. WAY TO KEEP UP BRO.
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    photomstr Male 50-59
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    August 10, 2012 at 1:44 am
    What you basement dwellers may not realize is that every signal was delayed some 7 minutes so they had to wait to see if it crashed and burned or not . . . very stressful if it is 2.5 billion dollars . . . I watched it live and it was bloody awesome!

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