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Karlis

Scary Landing Awaits Mars-Bound Rover

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A cliff-hanger moment will come on Aug. 6, 2012, when the 1,980-pound rover is lowered to the surface of Mars by a rocket-powered sky crane making its debut flight. "We call it the 'six-minutes of terror,'" said Doug McCuistion, director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program."It is pretty scary, but my confidence level is really high. arrow3.gifRead more...

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27vet

This is certainly a challenging landing, 900kg of sensitive equipment. Fingers crossed it goes as planned.

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Salt&SulphurStone

The bigger they are... boink

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angi chiesa

it sure looks complicated. Hope it works ok.

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HawkLord

Well I sure hope they have their numbers right and it succeeds :w00t: , but I wont be too surprised when it turns out to be the biggest and most expensive scrap heap on mars :cry: .

Wheeeeeeee....... BOOOOM.... :devil:

Or maybe if it fails we can always blame it on the martians shooting it down :alien: .

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DONTEATUS

It will land like a feather ! a quite heavy feather albeit !

Would Love to see the decent staages in real time and the un-veiling!

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Hazzard

This is going to be awesome,... Good luck to everyone involved/interested in this mission.

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and then

If it works I'll be VERY IMPRESSED and,I suspect, so will they!

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27vet

This is going to be awesome,... Good luck to everyone involved/interested in this mission.

Maybe they will find exhibit A. :yes:

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Earthling70

Let's hope that the complex jet pack system works out fine and that the touchdown on the surface of Mars will be successful! Looking forward to the arrival next August.

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