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I think cryptic needs to step up and give us a Mars Curiosity Non Combatant Pet!!! Please agree if you want to see a mars curiosity pet.
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# 2
08-05-2012, 11:58 PM
I'm excited too about the successful landing, but I don't think this is practical / Cryptic - PWE are allowed to use the likeness of NASA property.
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# 3
08-06-2012, 12:02 AM
You know Curiosity is a pretty big rover, right? It's literally the size of an SUV.

If you want a rover pet, how bout the Soujourner Rover, which was seen on Enterprise?
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# 4
08-06-2012, 12:09 AM
Well either way, I'm willing to pay C-Store points for a Mars Curiosity Pet Rover.
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# 5
08-06-2012, 12:11 AM
Sojourner is sooo cute!

I'd like that.
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# 6
08-06-2012, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by xenor002 View Post
I'm excited too about the successful landing, but I don't think this is practical / Cryptic - PWE are allowed to use the likeness of NASA property.
I agree with this here.

I wouldn't mind a mini-version of that on the ground, but yeah, I dunno how happy NASA would be with that.

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# 7
08-06-2012, 01:01 AM
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I agree with this here.

I wouldn't mind a mini-version of that on the ground, but yeah, I dunno how happy NASA would be with that.
Guys at JPL are avid Star Trek fans, and I bet they would be thrilled if their rovers made it into STO. You wouldn't believe how nuts they went over the Star Trek Star Charts.

But I'm sure the ultimate decision lies ultimately with CBS with their approval, providing Cryptic / PW asks them.
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# 8
08-06-2012, 01:16 AM
With the Phoenix we already have a 'primitive' spacecraft, so there is somewhat of a precedent.

However, I can see two problems:

1) Curiosity is big in the media now. Let's say development of the pet takes two month. Would it still be a major wanted item down the road, when the media coverage has decreased?

2) Pandora's box: When we get a Mars rover, why not the space shuttle Enterprise, too? It has the name, could be a space pet and is canon. Like the ISS, numerous rockets seen in the shows... Where does it stop?

Personally, I think an Sojournerand Enterprise pet remain within reasonable confines. And concerning demand: If the Mars rover pet is a limited time award (like the Phoenix), it would be a boon to the rover fans and item collectors alike.
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# 9
08-06-2012, 01:19 AM
YAY its touched down, and win for science and technology! The people behind the Curiousty are a credit to the human race.
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# 10
08-06-2012, 01:29 AM
WOOT! I watched it live on the NASA channel. Almost snuck up on me. I remember the launch of the Curiosity, but didn't mark my calender for the rest of the trip

And +1 for the Sojourner ground pet! Totally fits my Sci captain!
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