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Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad

Monday, August 06, 2012

Curiosity has landed

The crazy sky crane landing worked!



First images of Mars from the nuclear powered rover. Check out the laser armed robot's menacing shadow :-)




Geeks exuberant!


                                 



Landing in progress, captured by MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).




3 comments:

Ken Condon said...

No one is curious. I mean-shouldn’t we have shot out of the other side of a black hole by now?

robin said...

thanks for sharing.

Ken Condon said...

National Geographic channel is having a program tonight on this astonishingly complex mission. I wish this had been shown before the landing to stoke up interest but that is a minor complaint:
Producer Mark Davis spent years following NASA engineers and scientists as they built the $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission, which later was renamed Curiosity. His documentary chronicles the rover's construction challenges, a frustrating two-year launch delay due to technology hurdles, and finally the rover's spectacular, flawless landing on Mars this week.

http://www.space.com/17018-mars-rover-curiosity-tv-documentary-thursday.html

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