In this era in which news outlets (using that phrase loosely) need material at all hours of every day, why do I feel the Mars story is not getting nearly as much attention as it deserves? Everyone I talk to seems incredibly (and often embarrassed to admit they are) impressed, myself included, but it's hardly getting stop-the-presses attention. I mean, anyone else take a look at this photo and feel inspired to see what else there is to find, on Mars and beyond?
I will happily volunteer fer the first manned mission to Mars! Let's see how diabetes reacts in space and on the red planet! I will also sign a waiver with a shit-eatin' grin on my face with a 99% chance I will never return to Earth.
Post by monkybunney on Aug 11, 2012 21:57:20 GMT -5
What's awesome about this video (besides EVERYTHING) is that at 1:56 you can tell that the parachutes are released and from that point on the Curiosity is being lowered to the surface by the sky crane! Notice how the ground suddenly jumps up at that point. It's just beautiful and amazing the human race pulled this off. The landing of this rover was right out of Rube Goldberg's play book. Simply amazing and awesome!
Technically off-topic, but if anyone was staring at the sun on Friday and thought to themselves, "hmm, did the sun just lash out a half million miles, more than a half-percent the distance to the earth although not directly in our direction?," it turns out you were right.