Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:56 PM
The Curiosity Mars Rover is set to land Sunday, and the way they are deploying the rover is a new technique.
The process involves a "sky crane" which (while firing it's retro rockets) lowers the rover to the martian surface, releasing the rover, and then flying away, This has never been tested on a real mars mission so this 'hit or miss" situation is either one for the record books, or a billion dollar write off.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:16 PM
I'll be watching every minute of coverage I can find when I get home on Sunday and hope we hear that the landing is successful and those Hasselblad's send us some great pictures!
May not be much on the news but there is live stuff on Nasa tv (channel and nasa.gov)
Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:17 PM
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