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Watch the Mars rover landing

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    Watch the Mars rover landing


    Repost or not if youre up might be pretty interesting to watch. I guess its supposed to happen around 1:30am. The feed has already started.

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57...rover-landing/

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    Sweet. I assume they're using the new gopro with wifi backpack?

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    This is going to be awesome.

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    Nice. Just put the live feed up on the big screen at work

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    Wow... this is pretty sick. This is straight up SciFi shit.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISmWAyQxqqs

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    Shitz goin down now

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    Sick.

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    I'll be damned. They pulled it off!

    First pics already comin back!

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    Re: Watch the Mars rover landing

    On the post-touchdown checks, they had under 2kg of fuel left on board the lander. Talk about getting it right.

    Edit: At the press conference, they mentioned that there was about 164kg of the original 400-ish kg. Still extremely impressed.

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