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You can catch the commentary of the landing sequence - so called 7 minutes of terror. ;) - tomorrow Feb 18

 

 

coverage starts 2:15 p.m. EST (11:15 a.m. PST) on Feb. 18 at https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

 

 

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ESokoloff

Here’s what it looked like last time I saw it.


Guess we find out tomorrow if all the pieces went together correctly. 

 

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Hosstage

Who among us hasn't had a couple extra parts leftover after assembly? It'll be fine!

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Joe Frickin' Friday

Happening now, touchdown expected at 3:55PM Eastern Time.

 

I remember being really awed by the complexity and audacity of the "skycrane" landing plan for Curiosity ~10 years ago, but it worked perfectly, and now they're doing it again.  And for added fun, they're also bringing a helicopter this time.

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Can't tell the difference between Eastern and Central Time

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Joe Frickin' Friday

Mission Control "clean" video/audio live-stream feed:

 

 

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fourteenfour

I am watching on twitch, 

 

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ESokoloff

Nailed it!!! 

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Selden

I have been a space geek since adolescence. I watched the final five minutes of the descent and landing. WOW!

I just heard one of the mission team refer to the landing as  "7 minutes of terror."

 

I am in geek heaven. Congratulations to the JPL mission team!

 

Continuing coverage: 

 

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chrisolson

It is truly an amazing triumph of science and engineering to pull it off successfully.  With all the BS in the world, this is an event that had me pounding my desk and shouting in enjoyment , encouragement and appreciation along with the all the folks at NASA and JPL as each successful phase of the landing was called out !

 

Rock on Perseverance  :5188:

 

Eagerly awaiting more data on how close they hit the expected landing location and the first flight of Ingenuity, the  helicopter

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ESokoloff
35 minutes ago, chrisolson said:

Eagerly awaiting ................. the first flight of Ingenuity, the  helicopter

This will be the best part.

Heres Derek’s (Veritasium) report.

 

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Bud

What a great accomplishment. The chances of success were low because of how many different systems had to work without error, the most critical independent of human control.

 

In contrast, I just watched Ken Burns film on H. Nelson's trip by auto from SF to NYC in 1903. What vast changes were taking place at the turn of the century. Trains, planes and automobiles. 

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Rougarou

 

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Joe Frickin' Friday

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realshelby

Wouldn't you need turbo or supercharging to pull wheelies in the thin atmosphere of Mars?

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Hosstage

Electric motorcycle finally finds its place!

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Selden

I heard yesterday that the design of the rocket engines for the final descent is 50 years old. The original manufacturer is no longer in business, and JPL had to find a new supplier. 

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Selden

This image from the descent is the coolest I have seen to date:

 

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Joe Frickin' Friday
2 hours ago, Selden said:

This image from the descent is the coolest I have seen to date:

 

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I wish they could have captured that as video.

 

I may be remembering wrong, but I thought they were going to be sending video footage from the heli once it starts flying missions?

 

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chrisolson
9 minutes ago, Joe Frickin' Friday said:

I wish they could have captured that as video.

 

 

I believe they did ... as well as audio ...it will take some time due to bandwidth and priority for it to become available

 

10 minutes ago, Joe Frickin' Friday said:

I may be remembering wrong, but I thought they were going to be sending video footage from the heli once it starts flying missions?

 

Not wrong ... video is expected ...but Ingenuity won't be ready to fly for at least another 30 days. :(

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ESokoloff
1 hour ago, chrisolson said:

 

I believe they did ... as well as audio ...it will take some time due to bandwidth and priority for it to become available

 

 

Not wrong ... video is expected ...but Ingenuity won't be ready to fly for at least another 30 days. :(

Yep....

 

Here’s Scott Manley’s update.....

 

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Rougarou
22 hours ago, Selden said:

This image from the descent is the coolest I have seen to date:

 

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That looks familiar.

 

Not me, but I know the feeling of being dope on a rope

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Joe Frickin' Friday

Complete video of Perseverance descent and landing (this time I'm not joking):

 

 

 

 

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John Ranalletta
2 hours ago, Joe Frickin' Friday said:

Complete video of Perseverance descent and landing (this time I'm not joking):

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

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chrisolson

Interesting overview of the where the various parts of the craft ended up ...

 

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ESokoloff

Here’s Scott’s latest vid  and here’s  his vid on the rover Curiosity’s mission to get a sense of things to come from Perseverance. 

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lawnchairboy

that is great.

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fourteenfour

that landing video, 3 minute one,  is a close second for to me my favorite launch/landing video sequence and number one was watching Space X land two boosters side by side which was straight up science fiction come to life

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Rougarou
51 minutes ago, Hosstage said:

Nerds!

How the cast of Revenge of the Nerds looks today

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