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Mars Rover Landing Feb 18

Cameras on board for the descent this time. Should be good.

Alert
Perseverance Mars Rover Landing on Mars!
Clear your calendars for Thursday, 18 February. You don't want to miss the `Seven Minutes of Terror' dive through the Martian atmosphere!
And, this time, there are landing cameras on the descent!

NASA live coverage begins at 2:15pm EST/1915 UTC.
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  • When does Elon begin terraforming Mars?
  • Just watched "Making Tracks on Mars". Perseverance is one awesome piece of equipment. It will be very interesting to watch the mission unfold.

    Thanks for the heads up.
  • The complexity of it is mind boggling. Let's hope they did their metric unit conversion correct this time. Ouch!
  • Less than 24 hours to go:

    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/?fbclid=IwAR2mdzPdhSaULUxiKIkSv769jekTxPn149pcES_UKcDjPsLx-mmA7jtEmJU
  • an amazing time to live in
  • Less than a million miles to go traveling at ~47,000 miles/hr.
  • Hosted livestream. About 2 1/2 hrs to go before the big show!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w23gC0WhXdI&feature=youtu.be
  • 2 minutes away.
  • Holy crap they did it!
  • Time for a cigarette at JPL
  • First image success!
  • Friggen amazing. The complexity of that landing and a flawless execution has me in tears.
  • That was awesome!
    Now we wait until the helicopter tries to fly in a few weeks!
    Then MOXIE will start making O2 from the Mars CO2 atmosphere which should be cool as well.
  • Nasa released footage of the landing. Remarkable!

    https://youtu.be/4czjS9h4Fpg
  • Excellent video!
  • I knew it would work.
  • The landing methodology that is.
  • I wonder if that brainy MIT science woman, Emily, is regretful or not...?

    She bet against me/didn't think it would work.
  • Actual VIDEO of the Perseverance Landing now available for viewing!!!!
    INCREDIBLE!

    https://youtu.be/4czjS9h4Fpg
  • > @Migizi said:
    > Actual VIDEO of the Perseverance Landing now available for viewing!!!!
    > INCREDIBLE!
    >
    > https://youtu.be/4czjS9h4Fpg

    Already posted in this thread. And, yes, it is awesome!
  • > @"Magic 8 Ball" said:
    > > @Migizi said:
    > > Actual VIDEO of the Perseverance Landing now available for viewing!!!!
    > > INCREDIBLE!
    > >
    > > https://youtu.be/4czjS9h4Fpg
    >
    > Already posted in this thread. And, yes, it is awesome!

    oops- missed that
  • edited February 23
    No worries it is so awesome I understand the excitement wanting to share.😎
  • I watched it twice so thank you both for posting.
  • So cool to see the Mars dust being blown by the engines. The high def images coming through are just great. The little helicopter images will be fun to see coming up.
  • "Dare mighty things"

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/23/22297094/hidden-message-parachute-nasa-mars-perseverance-rover
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