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  • #46
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    • #47
      Pretty much everything about the entire space program is completely mind boggling if you think about it.

      They accomplish incredible things.


      For sure. Which is why I said in my first post that I find it amazing.
      Originally Posted by Zappa74


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      • #48

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        • #49
          So that guy with the Mohawk. Did he get extra attention just because of his haircut, or was he controlling something important and just happens to have that hair style?
          Originally Posted by Zappa74


          Beer is like overdrive pedals.

          At the volume I play, they're all the same.

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          • #50
            So that guy with the Mohawk. Did he get extra attention just because of his haircut, or was he controlling something important and just happens to have that hair style?


            I think it's just because he's a hottie mchotterson.




            According to his twitter bio he's "Flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission."
            That sounds pretty important.
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            • #51
              I think it's just because he's a hottie mchotterson.




              According to his twitter bio he's "Flight director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission."
              That sounds pretty important.


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              Originally Posted by Zappa74


              Beer is like overdrive pedals.

              At the volume I play, they're all the same.

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              • #52
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                • #53
                  I thought it was incredible, mainly because of the vast number of things that could go wrong but didn't. That was the most complex landing ever attempted, and it had to be controlled entirely by onboard software. The round trip communications between Mars and earth takes twice as long as the entire landing sequence. There was nothing the guys at JPL could do but listen and sweat.

                  If the guided descent system had failed then it could have flipped over and fried to a crisp. It didn't.

                  If the supersonic chute (the largest of it's kind ever made) had failed then it would have slammed into the Martian surface at nearly mach 3. It didn't.

                  If the descent craft had failed to deploy then it would have hit the ground at greater than mach 1. Same thing if all of the hydrazine rockets failed to ignite. If at least one rocket fired and at least one didn't then it would have tumbled out of control until it hit the surface. None of those things happened.

                  If it had encountered any serious wind then the descent craft could have used up it's fuel before touchdown, and it would have fallen the rest of the way like a rock. If it managed to make touchdown and then run out of fuel then the descent craft could have fallen on the rover. Same would probably have happened if the sky crane didn't release.

                  So many things had to happen perfectly. From all appearances, it looks like they did. It was a pretty amazing feat.

                  I understand that the rover started taking video of the descent when the bottom hatched dropped off of the descent craft. It should be pretty amazing to see that video when it finally comes in.
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                  • #54

                    So many things had to happen perfectly. From all appearances, it looks like they did. It was a pretty amazing feat.

                    I understand that the rover started taking video of the descent when the bottom hatched dropped off of the descent craft. It should be pretty amazing to see that video when it finally comes in.


                    It is things like this that make me proud to be a human.
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                    • #55
                      I thought it was incredible, mainly because of the vast number of things that could go wrong but didn't.


                      One way you could look at it is that they did go wrong on all the previous failed attempts and this was the culmination of a lot of experience and trial+error.
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                      • #56
                        So amazing. For a moment, I thought "damn, 2012 is a good year for science" but perhaps every year is a good for science.

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                        • #57
                          I'm serious. They're that confident that their workmanship is THAT good to have it going for two years...?


                          It seems like NASA gives the most conservative estimates possible on how long their missions can last. For example, the Opportunity rover on Mars was only supposed to last 3 months, and it's been operating for 8 years! The Voyager probes were launched in 1977, were only expected to do missions until 1989, and are STILL technically able to operate and send data back today!

                          Barring any catastrophe or error, I'm sure Curiosity can withstand the 2 years they expect it to.
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                          • #58
                            It seems like NASA gives the most conservative estimates possible on how long their missions can last. For example, the Opportunity rover on Mars was only supposed to last 3 months, and it's been operating for 8 years! The Voyager probes were launched in 1977, were only expected to do missions until 1989, and are STILL technically able to operate and send data back today!

                            Barring any catastrophe or error, I'm sure Curiosity can withstand the 2 years they expect it to.


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                            • #59
                              So, now it's down safely, mission no. 1: find the wreckage of Beagle II
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                              • #60
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