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    Thumbs up Curiosity landing on Mars

    Curiosity landing attempt has America staying up late tonight
    People will be stay up late in Huntsville and across America tonight to see if NASA can drop a robot rover the size of an Austin Mini Cooper safely on the surface of Mars. If Curiosity survives a descent its own designers say sounds "crazy," it could answer key questions about the origins of the solar system and the chances of life on Mars.
    How complex an operation is this?

    Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror (Video)

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    I LOVED IT!

    GOD, So amazing!

    To save the typing again, as I have posted it on my FB, and another forum I am on:

    I LOVED the real time landing of the Curiosity rove on Mars. Just amazing. Imagine what we(humans) could accomplish if we all worked together, instead of redefining our differences.

    And this sin't a small craft that has been out there in space, that we launched from Earth, and flew to another planet. This isn't a sputnik sized orb, it's like sending a Prius from here to Mars, and landing it at warp speed!

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._1215_D521.jpg


    Sorry, I am just a HUGE dork for this stuff, and Space fascinates me in general. I LOVE IT!
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    An email from God:
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    knock it off, all of you

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    I'm relieved and overjoyed that Curiosity made it safely to Mars. Given the failure rate of Mars missions and the almost comic Rube Goldberg complexity of this one, I wasn't optimistic. I know NASA's had a stellar record with Mars in the last decade or so, but I kinda felt they were pushing their luck with this one -- as if their recent successes made them irrationally bold, especially since the Europeans (and the Chinese) still haven't been able to crack that nut.

    I guess I should stop being so pessimistic. It looks like NASA's finally grokked it.

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    I enjoyed watching the landing myself. A proud day for NASA/JPL and America as well. Bravo!

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    Mars needs guitars.

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    Indeed ,this was a Rube Goldberg device, but sometimes that's the only thing
    that has a chance of working.

    The chances are good that some form of life still resides within some warm and dank
    caverns below the Martian surface.
    Many volanoes have waxed and waned on the Martian landscape and I'll bet some
    of those lavatubes are habitable .

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    Jeez, they have been talking about this for years on Big Bang Theory and we just now do it IRL?? LOL!!
    If anyone on Oahu is NOT happy , feel free to trade places with me.

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    Is Mars called the red planet because it's a Communist planet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Is Mars called the red planet because it's a Communist planet?
    No, it's because it regularly votes Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Is Mars called the red planet because it's a Communist planet?
    No, because it is embarrassed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Is Mars called the red planet because it's a Communist planet?
    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    No, it's because it regularly votes Republican.
    Quote Originally Posted by matapule View Post
    No, because it is embarrassed.
    I suspect a connection.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...190419541.html

    Who you gonna call?
    The crew of Ghosthunters.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...usaolp00000592

    The Rock says...
    The Rock says...

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    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/56344...m#.U_WfJPldWvQ

    Throw the bone into the air and it will turn into a spaceship.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...usaolp00000592

    Do martians floor it on yellow too?

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    http://www.examiner.com/article/gun-...sa-rover-video

    Guns don't kill people.
    Guns kill Martians.

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    Here's an interesting thought:

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    An email from God:
    To: People of Earth
    From: God
    Date: 9/04/2007
    Subject: stop

    knock it off, all of you

    seriously, what the hell


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    Earth should be so lucky!

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    Do Martians do the robot dance?

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    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/57387...m#.VHWU3IvF-AM

    Not a b-movie, but based on a true story.

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