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7 Minutes Of Terror

Hits: 6006 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Travel | Added by: piperfawn
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Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Monday, June 25, 2012 5:08:08 AM
I didn't think the air bags would work but they did . . . twice. I hope they pull this off it is pretty cool!

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 10:21:03 PM
Do the Martians know about this?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 928 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:09:52 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.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13785 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:06:40 PM
No doubt someone was using Imperial Units again.

They are so screwed.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3445 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:09:07 PM
7 Minutes of Terror, Directed by Ridley Scott and starring WALL-E.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 36 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:16:02 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1539 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:15:14 PM
Doesn't sound crazy at all.

Female, 30-39, Europe
 2596 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 2:09:36 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.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:29:16 PM
Wow. Great video. Thanks, Piperfawn!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 4013 Posts
Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:02:00 AM
Link: 7 Minutes Of Terror [Rate Link] - Curiosity Rover's Risky Mars Landing

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