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Mars Landing

If you didn't watch it live, check out the animation and replay. Its amazing what we're capable of accomplishing when we put our heads together and work together. Watching the data stream live was amazing. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over my head.

WATCH LIVE: NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars - YouTube

Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) - NASA Mars
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 8,204
    edited February 18
    So many problems on earth but let’s sound billions on space...sounds about right....
  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,626
    So many problems on earth but let’s sound billions on space...sounds about right....
    Mars is going to have massive Covid infections within the week.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,047
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,326
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 7,788
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
    You mean that group doing a terrible Bowie cover?
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 34,733
    Still shocked I somehow didn’t win Pearl Jam tix to see them on Mars 🙁

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,326
    tbergs said:
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
    You mean that group doing a terrible Bowie cover?
    Well, it was Bowie singing. Weird but give the nerds credit for trying to be hip.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,326
    Still shocked I somehow didn’t win Pearl Jam tix to see them on Mars 🙁

    Ha! I forgot about that. I lost every test draw there ever was. And then some.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,047
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
    I did.

    It’s the freakiest show, baby!
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 7,788
    tbergs said:
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
    You mean that group doing a terrible Bowie cover?
    Well, it was Bowie singing. Weird but give the nerds credit for trying to be hip.
    Hmm, that's not what I heard. The cover by Yungblud is what I saw when I watched live.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,326
    tbergs said:
    tbergs said:
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
    You mean that group doing a terrible Bowie cover?
    Well, it was Bowie singing. Weird but give the nerds credit for trying to be hip.
    Hmm, that's not what I heard. The cover by Yungblud is what I saw when I watched live.
    Damn, my eyesight is bad. I thought it was one of those hologram thingys of a young Bowie with a remote band due to covid. Thinking it was nerds, they'd pull that off. Aren't I a clown shoe! Now I'm laughing at myself. I should have smoked before watching. I might have had more clarity. And to be honest, it was pretty bad. And I have never heard of Yungblud. Is that what all the kids listen to now? 
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 23,047
    tbergs said:
    tbergs said:
    hedonist said:
    Well damn. I wanted to be the negative Nancy on this one, but I was beat to it!

    That was something else to witness. Glad I did :)

    Did you catch David Bowie at the end?
    You mean that group doing a terrible Bowie cover?
    Well, it was Bowie singing. Weird but give the nerds credit for trying to be hip.
    Hmm, that's not what I heard. The cover by Yungblud is what I saw when I watched live.
    Damn, my eyesight is bad. I thought it was one of those hologram thingys of a young Bowie with a remote band due to covid. Thinking it was nerds, they'd pull that off. Aren't I a clown shoe! Now I'm laughing at myself. I should have smoked before watching. I might have had more clarity. And to be honest, it was pretty bad. And I have never heard of Yungblud. Is that what all the kids listen to now? 
    Hahaha. I did smoke before. So that’s my excuse =)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,836
    My wife watched it with some friends (yes, distanced and masked). She was mildly impressed, the friends were quite impressed. She told me about it when I got home. I told her,

    You know that David Bowie line about "it's lonely in space"? Well, I'm sure it is, but feeling the way I do about spending money on going to the moon or Mars or whatever- that makes it lonely to me down here on earth.

    I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who thinks about all this the way I do.
     

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  • dignindignin Posts: 8,904

    Dr. Robert Zubrin with a brilliant answer to "Why Should We Go To Mars?"



  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,836
    Live on Mars?  No thanks.  I'd rather be dead than red.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,326
    We’ve been cooped up and isolated in our homes for almost a year. It takes about 8 months to get to mars. They just landed a rover that will spew oxygen. Soon there will be lawns and golf courses. Where do I sign up?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,836
    Psychology tells us that when an individual is in crisis, he or she may have grand illusion of unlikely dreams. 
    "I'll win the lottery.  Everything will be fine!"

    I wonder if the same holds true for society/ civilization in general?
    "We'll just move a bunch of people to Mars!  Everything will be fine!"

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,475
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

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  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 4,305
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

    Deep ocean exploration is insane. I love the ocean. It’s incredible how little of it we actually explored. 
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,790
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

    The Final Frontier? The Undiscovered Country? :glasses:
  • dignindignin Posts: 8,904
    brianlux said:
    Live on Mars?  No thanks.  I'd rather be dead than red.
    That's all you got from that eh?
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,475
    Hobbes said:
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

    The Final Frontier? The Undiscovered Country? :glasses:
    Yeeehaw, buddy!
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,326
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

    I reckon yous into Ariel?
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,475
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

    I reckon yous into Ariel?
    Hahaha.  
    You are perceptives....and that's what I appreciates about yous.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,836
    Hobbes said:
    Space exploration is one of my favorite topics.  Deep ocean exploration, another.  Learning more about what we do not know is fascinating, to me.

    The Final Frontier? The Undiscovered Country? :glasses:

    Edward O. Wilson talks about another final frontier of sorts in one of his books.  He said that only a small fraction of microbes on this planet have been identified and named and that kind of research would be both fascinating and useful. 

    I know some of you are going to hate me for saying something like this again, but in my lonely head space I truly believe if we spent the billions that go into space exploration on understanding our own planet, we might actually be able to solve some of the problems that face us rather than looking for some pie-in-the-sky sci-fi fantasy about going somewhere else.  There no place like home.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 23,475
    I would hope nobody hates you for saying (well, repeating) it....certainly a concern that you have and others have shared.
    I do not share it -- but I think we can understand that you find it a grand illusion, unlikely dream, fantasy, wasteful spending, etc...

    The Mars landing was awesome and I look forward to seeing the pictures as we gain access to them. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 33,836
    I would hope nobody hates you for saying (well, repeating) it....certainly a concern that you have and others have shared.
    I do not share it -- but I think we can understand that you find it a grand illusion, unlikely dream, fantasy, wasteful spending, etc...

    The Mars landing was awesome and I look forward to seeing the pictures as we gain access to them. 

    And I'm certainly OK with individuals who are fans of space exploration.  My objections are to the general concept and the diversion of funds that could be used to solve some of the pressing issues we face here on earth.  My objections are certainly not toward folks like yourself who find all that fascinating.  

    One of the biggest fans of NASA and space exploration I've ever known was my mother.  She was completely enthralled by space exploration and was hugely disappointed when, as we watched the first person step on the moon, I said, "Well that was a huge waste of money."  I should have been more sensitive to her as an individual who was finding herself in a moment of sheer awe when that happened.  I don't regret my beliefs, just my timing.  And I loved my mom more than anyone in the world.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,604
    dignin said:

    Dr. Robert Zubrin with a brilliant answer to "Why Should We Go To Mars?"



    wow. that was awesome. 
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,604
    brianlux said:
    My wife watched it with some friends (yes, distanced and masked). She was mildly impressed, the friends were quite impressed. She told me about it when I got home. I told her,

    You know that David Bowie line about "it's lonely in space"? Well, I'm sure it is, but feeling the way I do about spending money on going to the moon or Mars or whatever- that makes it lonely to me down here on earth.

    I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who thinks about all this the way I do.
     

    i hear ya, Brian. I was once where you are. then I was taught about the overwhelming technological benefits that have come out of the space program. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_spinoff_technologies
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,547
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
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