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Originally posted by baddmove
First pictures should be up within 4 minutes of landing..
hopefully they will be broadcast live also..edit on 5-8-2012 by baddmove because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ButterCookie
I am so excited!!!
Am I alone in thinking that a successful 'Curiosity' landing will spark more interest and funding for the Volunteer Manned Mission to Mars?
400 + Volunteer to take one-way trip to Mars, to start colonization
The next images to be transmitted will come from MARDI, the Mars Descent Imager (above). MARDI will be taking 1,600 x 1,200 pixel color images looking straight down at five frames per second during the descent phase between the separation of the heat shield and touchdown. As with the hazcam images, we're likely to just get thumbnails at first (192 x 144 pixels). The MARDI pics should be coming back at some point on Monday, and it's possible that we'll also get one full resolution MARDI image.
Originally posted by elitegamer23
the sad thing about america is not one person i work with out of 120 will even have a clue we just landed a kick butt robot on the surface of mars over night.