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Curiosity Lands on Mars

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 12:57 AM
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Curiosity Lands on Mars Mon, 06 Aug 2012 06:32:54 AM GMT NASA's Curiosity rover has landed on Mars! Its descent-stage retrorockets fired, guiding it to the surface. Nylon cords lowered the rover to the ground in the "sky crane" maneuver. When the spacecraft sensed touchdown, the connecting cords were severed, and the descent stage flew out of the way. The time of day at the landing site is mid-afternoon -- about 3 p.m. local Mars time at Gale Crater. The time at JPL's mission control is about 10:31 p.m. Aug. 5 PDT (early morning EDT).

www.nasa.gov...

www.guardian.co.uk...

Well done folks! Hopefully everything keeps on going well and lots of useful data is attained...

First Images:







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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:03 AM
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Finally, I was getting kind of bored watching all the old farts sit around.



Shouldn't make fun of the old, considering I'm going to be old soon.

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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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edit on 6-8-2012 by dayve because: maybe not...



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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What's that shadow in the distance? Dust?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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Maybe? Apparently it has motorised clear lens covers that will "come off" very soon once it's settled in.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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Isn't it Obvious, it's an alien!!!!!

What we've all been waiting for!

Like, Duh....



Or, it could be their make shift Mars landing, like the Moon you know.


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posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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Alien forum rather then space exploration fourm ?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:36 AM
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Originally posted by Max_TO
Alien forum rather then space exploration fourm ?


"Determine whether Mars could ever have supported life" which is somewhat relevant to the subject of aliens. Plus the fact I didn't know there was an space exploration forum.



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:42 AM
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Search for life!!! yaaaa



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:42 AM
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Search for life!!! yaaaa



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:42 AM
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Search for life!!! yaaaa



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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Do you think that the Plieadians could be monitoring this and seeing it as a Terran invasion of Mars?



posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Please add your thoughts to the first thread.

Thank you.

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