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Thread: Mars Rover Curiosity landing tomorrow

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    6.00am onwards 06/08/2012 Tomorrow is a very special day,Mars Rover Curiosity will be landing on the surface of MARS and with it will be Not only $2.5 Billion dollars worth of Technology but my KIDS NAMES LIA AND JOSHUA ,MY BROTHERS NAME GLYYN HAND MY NEPHEWS NAME MATHHEW ELLIOTT who is no longer with us and little old me too have our names on a disc on that very vehicle..
    So folks next time you look upto the skies gazing at the Stars remember our names are on Mars and 54.6 million km thats 33.96 million miles to me and you away ..
    GET IN THERE ROVER !!!

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    Well... in that case... here's hoping for a safe landing.

    I imagine a Martian reading the disk and saying... "We know where you live!"

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    Fingers crossed here too!

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    Yeah, I too think it's a really exciting (if possibly rash - following Paddy's hint) piece of exploration.

    We live in interesting times.

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    if anybody is wanting to watch it can be seen here

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

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    Ti disk Dids. ?

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    Carbon fibre is the new Ti tho not with a naked flame .....

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    Hope there's non of your DNA on it Dids, wouldn't want to be the first person to set foot there only to find it covered in horribly coloured tents.

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    Martians will be coming here expecting to meet earth President Diddi.

    What'll they make of Burnley

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickNick View Post



    Martians will be coming here expecting to meet earth President Diddi.

    What'll they make of Burnley
    A shithole and hopefully not stick around ..

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    ThEagle has landed,safe and sound..


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    According to radio 4 news its landed and they have a photo of the vehicles tyre ( which means the camera's working .

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    they do and the full shadow of the machine on the surface of Mars..tho the dust covers are still on the cameras for now.

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    Sucess! what a relief for them. That new landing technique is clever stuff.

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    It certainly is,a craft hovering over the surface and lowering Curiosity down by crane,almost didnt seem doable...

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    An impressive landing, for sure, but not as impressive as the Didster family having their names on Mars! Alas... too late for the rest of us... we missed our chance!

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    Yayy! It's down

    Am OM-er on Mars (if only in writing)! Taking "outdoors" to new heights, this is the forum! Other forums can only gawp in envious amazement.

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    no cynicism about billions wasted while Rome burns...

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    Marvelous stuff. Geek that I am, I took part in an online Q&A with NASA scientists back in '97. I asked them directly, is the intention to one day put humans on Mars? The answer was an emphatic "Yes! Absolutely." One day, hopefully in our lifetime, one of the first pictures back will be of a human footprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed h View Post

    no cynicism about billions wasted while Rome burns...
    Nah. I've expended all my cynicism on the Olympix. I'm all cynicism-ed out now.


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