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Post time 2012-8-6 06:05:30 |Display all floors
the Curiosity rover, is scheduled to touch down on the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 at 10:31 p.m. PDT (1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6; 0531 GMT). The rover will spend roughly two years analyzing the Martian environment for evidence that the planet is, or was, a habitable place for microbial life.        But first, the Curiosity rover will have to survive the nerve-racking trip through Mars' atmosphere.


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Which makes me think that all unmanned space expolring vehicles should carry cameras and feed from every angle. For example, one vehicle can separate from the other and film the main vehicle approach from above, then another camera can be in the parachute filming the final descent from overhead. All these feeds can be relayed through the main vehicle transmitter for a complete bird's eye view of the whole approach. That would also serve to analyse technical data, errors if any, catastrophic events like a crash or encounter with a mountain... etc.

Not to mention make the whole watching more interesting.


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Post time 2012-8-6 06:09:18 |Display all floors
It will crash!

Down and up in a puff of smoke!

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Post time 2012-8-6 06:56:55 |Display all floors
Real ?

Is this real ? Like the genuine moon landing ?
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2012-8-6 11:43:55 |Display all floors
Good idea Robert.

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Post time 2012-8-7 08:19:50 |Display all floors
Chechen Post time: 2012-8-6 11:43
Good idea Robert.

Thanks, further thoughts about this, The main vehicle could "launch" small cameras in it's trail throughout descent to follow the descent closely, cameras with panoramic or wide angle, maybe camera pods with eyes all around, relaying the images to the carrier vessel above to send back to earth. The additional payload would be minimal.... given that todays cameras can fit on the head of a needle...

Anyway, the Mars Rover has landed. I guess it has to sit idle for a week to charge it's batteries.

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Post time 2012-8-9 18:20:52 |Display all floors
WhiteBear Post time: 2012-8-7 17:39

LOL~!!  

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