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centersolace 08-05-2012 02:03 PM

Curiosity lands on Mars tonight.
Tonight or tomorrow, depending on where you live, the Mars Rover Curiosity lands on the Martian surface.

So in the midst of the Olympics, take a moment to cheer, pray or simply hope for the success of a one ton robot as it rockets to the landscape of the red planet. Be it we discover life, water, oil, the simple thrill of learning, or a stepping stone to the greater space beyond, here's hoping to the success of one small robot hurtling through the vastness of space.

And may it's eight month journey, be only the beginning.

Watch the NASA livestream here.

paulyman 08-05-2012 02:07 PM

absolutely... this is a very important and monumental event for the world and the ever dwindling into non existant U.S. space program.

Maybe we should all cross our fingers that they do find oil on mars and watch funding for NASA apper all of a sudden. lol

nynik 08-05-2012 02:21 PM

I hope everything goes well as this mission will have significant effects on future funding of extra-planetary exploration. I hope to tune in from 5/6 am + (GMT iirc) to see history being made.

Here is a good artistic rendition of whats going to happen:

sumghai 08-05-2012 03:56 PM

Wil Wheaton is narrating a special feature on Curiosity on that NASA Livestream, like, RIGHT NOW.

EDIT: Both William Shatner and Wheaton have been asked to narrate two versions of the same video.

commadorebob 08-05-2012 04:04 PM

So NASA made it to Mars before STO?

(Wow, I cannot believe I typed that...)

forjoatinxan 08-05-2012 08:43 PM

Good Luck Curiosity!
Best of luck to all the engineers and personnel responsible for the Curiosity Mars rover. Thank you for your hard work in this audacious attempt at learning more about the red planet.

May the landing go just as planned.


doubleohnine 08-05-2012 08:53 PM

Why is this historic again? We've sent rovers to mars before. Because this time we are getting a live feed thats 14 minutes old that will show Curiosity just before she touches down?

How many USS Curiosity are flying around STO right now? Im sure theres a few lol.

darramouss1 08-05-2012 08:56 PM

I second, third and fourth this. What an awesome achievement this represents for man. May it be the small stepping stone to greater and more wondrous things.

psiameese 08-05-2012 09:47 PM

I'm streaming NASA in HD right now. Roughly a half-hour before the craft enters Mars atmosphere. 7 minutes of terror for the team. To see if the craft survives entry.

pwebranflakes 08-05-2012 10:14 PM

T-minus 17 minutes! Things are looking really good! Reminder from OP, livestream is here:


Brandon =/\=

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