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Old 17th February 2021, 05:46 AM   #1
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Mars: For anyone interested in the Perseverance touch down

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...der-touch-down
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Old 17th February 2021, 12:04 PM   #2
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I am NOT going to check in until the seven minutes of terror are over, one way or the other!
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Old 17th February 2021, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, Steve, for that


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I am NOT going to check in until the seven minutes of terror are over, one way or the other!

So will that be about four minutes before mission control get to hear about it..?
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Old 17th February 2021, 12:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, Steve, for that
You are welcome.
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Old 17th February 2021, 12:52 PM   #5
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About 24 hours from right now, for those who want to set a reminder. I did.
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Old 18th February 2021, 10:08 AM   #6
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Watch Perseverance land on Mars

Live now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w23gC0WhXdI

Nasa official in a little bit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0b_ijaYMQ
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Old 18th February 2021, 10:26 AM   #7
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Hope they’ve improved the CGI since that fake moon landing malarkey.

Seriously looking forward to watching this.
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Old 18th February 2021, 10:34 AM   #8
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Will be watching.


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Old 18th February 2021, 10:43 AM   #9
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Hope they’ve improved the CGI since that fake moon landing malarkey.

Seriously looking forward to watching this.
Quoting that erudite poster as it reminded me of something and I think it may be of interest to folk interested in this.

One of our members here has a YouTube channel in which they’ve used various techniques to improve a lot of original Apollo mission films, taking them up to 60fps, increased resolution and the like:

https://youtube.com/c/Dutchsteammachine

Now I know there is some criticism of these types of efforts as they are not “accurate” however given the wide availability of the originals I think they are very interesting.
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Old 18th February 2021, 12:59 PM   #10
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NASA main link.
watch-online/

Not sure what this means -- probably that they don't cut away for comments and whatnot.
Clean feed.

360-degree control room view (grab screen view and pan around!)
YouTube - 360 degree view.
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:33 PM   #11
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~ 5 mins to atmospheric entry.
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:38 PM   #12
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Who else is watching live now?
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:40 PM   #13
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Atmospheric entry confirmed at ~ 19 000 km/h. What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:40 PM   #14
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Watching it live!
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:46 PM   #15
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:47 PM   #16
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And it's down.

And breathe.
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Old 18th February 2021, 01:48 PM   #17
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IT HAS LANDED!
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looks like it went well
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That made me almost as emotional as the Mission Control crew.

Pictures already! Amazing!

Gotta love the simple but elegant 8-bit logo.
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Old 18th February 2021, 02:07 PM   #20
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Love all the fist bumps instead of hugs. They look so much like they want to hug.
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Old 18th February 2021, 02:08 PM   #21
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IT HAS LANDED!
Yup. An achievment I watched live. Pretty cool. Now that it is on the deck, there are a shedload of tasks before that rover goes wandering. Nothing of thie is an easy task.
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Yay. Simply Yay.

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Old 18th February 2021, 02:15 PM   #24
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Fifty years ago watched the first moon landing. TV technology was in a different league, but the magic was the same.

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Old 18th February 2021, 02:17 PM   #25
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Old 18th February 2021, 02:21 PM   #26
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I think that in the Apollo days, most of us didn't realize that robots would be the future space pioneers. Science fiction certainly didn't.

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Watching the stream playback from about 7 minutes before atmospheric entry. This is pretty special.
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My eyes got a bit wet seeing their stress then joy.
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My eyes got a bit wet seeing their stress then joy.
I'll bet the hearts were pumping to the max in that room!
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Unfortunately I was driving to work when it landed. I'll catch up with Scott Manley when I get home.
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The rover has its own Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/NASAPersevere/st...76976515457026

This particular tweet has links to an interactive map where you can see where the rover is on Mars' surface and another link to images that it has delivered.
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A couple minor notes/simple pleasures:

I enjoyed the 360-degree view, being able to pan straight down and see the bag of peanuts next to the person's laptop. (JPL has a tradition of having peanuts after a successful landing.)

And seeing a tweet from Rick Astley saying something like "I'm familiar with the value of perseverance. Good job!" It took me just a few seconds to make the connection.
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I think that in the Apollo days, most of us didn't realize that robots would be the future space pioneers. Science fiction certainly didn't.

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And I don't care if no human ever tries to reach another celestial body. 'Taint't worth it.

Not with the increasingly neato robots we can send.
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How long before it runs over the Martian equivalent of a 'possum?
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And I don't care if no human ever tries to reach another celestial body. 'Taint't worth it.

Not with the increasingly neato robots we can send.
We're going to do it just to prove that we can. Humans are like that.
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We're going to do it just to prove that we can. Humans are like that.
I was looking at the picture of the rover landing spot and thinking how much I would like to walk there. There would be a few who would trade a decade or two of life if that’s what it took, or even the risk of not making it.
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Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids, in fact it's cold as hell....
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