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#1    JesseCuster


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

Astonishing.  Photos taken from the Curiosity landing from heat shield separation right down to touchdown, edited into a 2 minute video.  Amazing stuff.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

Awesome, thanks for sharing this Archimedes.  :tu:

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:16 PM

absolutely stunning

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:10 PM

I'm waiting for pictures of little green men.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

That was cool, it's a strange feeling, it sounds stupid me even saying it but it's another planet, millions of miles away.  The pictures just look unreal, but they are real.

I'll just never get my head round the fact that these pictures are of another planet.  So clear yet so far away...

I love it.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

Wonderful. We so need to be given the opportunity to be inspired with the adventure of exploration and promise as we were with the lunar missions so many years ago.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

Bloody brilliant.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:31 AM


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

That just takes your breath away for a few seconds.  Then you start thinking about what it must be like to be on Mars.  NASA has been great about sharing this grand experiment with us civilians.  Thanks for link, Archimedes.  These are amazing times that we are living in.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:57 PM

ahhh wow! what a sight to behold... touchdown. breath taking stuff, im so greatfull to get the internet at this time, been waiting for this for months now. now we need to send all our earth waste there ;) GARBAGE WORLD

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