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dvandorn
post May 5 2007, 10:09 PM
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For those of you who may be interested and to whom this is available, you may be interested to know that "Mars Rocks: One Year Later" (a sequel to "Welcome to Mars," which documents the first year of surface operations for the MERs) is running right now (from 5 to 6 p.m. CDT) on The Discovery Channel.

Another documentary, "Moon for Sale," which claims to be about a "second race to the Moon," is on from 7 to 8 p.m. CDT tonight.

And finally, for those who haven't yet seen it but who get Discovery, "Roving Mars" will have a sneak preview tonight from 8 to 9 p.m., CDT.

Just thought it worth a mention... smile.gif

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post May 7 2007, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ May 5 2007, 12:09 PM) *
"Roving Mars" will have a sneak preview tonight from 8 to 9 p.m., CDT.

-the other Doug


Thanx, OD, I caught it on the fly!
I can see how it would wow 'em in a wraparound format. Is the Discovery "preview" an edited version, or is it uncut? rolleyes.gif


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post May 8 2007, 03:19 AM
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Oh yes, I watched all these "Moon for Sale", "Roving Mars" and one for New Horizons mission which included some screenshots of our forum' discussion threads on the Jupiter encounter last Feb biggrin.gif
They were really wonderful, I must be lucky to be here in the US this time rolleyes.gif
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post May 8 2007, 04:05 AM
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I saw the Discovery Channel New Horizons special, I believe Saturday evening, though I can't seem to find it on their web site.

The coolest part though was when Alan Stern was talking about the proposed "Kodak Moments" for the Jupiter encounter he said "We decided to do something different and we turned to the blogs for suggestions." and then they flashed several familiar blue UMSF screens. How neat is that?

I'll keep poking around and see if I can find what it was and when it will play again


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post May 8 2007, 04:10 AM
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Thu: I'll have to watch for the screenshots if they replay New Horizons. I missed that show. I hope you enjoy your visit to the US. We are lucky to have you as a visitor. smile.gif


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post May 8 2007, 04:18 AM
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The New Horizons program was the same "Passport to Pluto" program that Discovery produced for the launch of New Horizons. They simply updated it to include about 15 minutes of new material, which covered the Jupiter encounter. (Which is *really* good planning on their part, I think!)

They've done the same thing with their Cassini program, "Rendezvous with Saturn's Moon," which was originally broadcast back when Huygens landed. The last time I say it, it was up-to-date enough to include the Saturn-backlit shot and also details on Enceladan plume activity.

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post May 9 2007, 02:58 AM
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What *I* thought was the most impressive thing about "Passport to Pluto" was that Alan didn't hog the show. He's an important part of it, but we see lots of other people from the team as well. That showed real class.

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post May 9 2007, 06:38 AM
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Alan stood at the bottom of the Atlas V was one of the most interesting pieces of footage I've ever seen. I always thought "Shuttle Big...Atlas V small...Delta 2 tiny"...Ooooooo No.

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post May 13 2007, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ May 7 2007, 09:05 PM) *
I saw the Discovery Channel New Horizons special, I believe Saturday evening, though I can't seem to find it on their web site.


Did you every find a link to the program on the website? I was twerked a small amount about one little factoid that never gets enough attention from the media, i.e. the distances involved... wanted to review the program one more time...

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post May 13 2007, 07:35 PM
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You can download the pre-launch version of it here:

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/gallery/videos/Pas...luto720x486.mov (130 MB)


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post May 13 2007, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ May 9 2007, 02:38 AM) *
Alan stood at the bottom of the Atlas V was one of the most interesting pieces of footage I've ever seen. I always thought "Shuttle Big...Atlas V small...Delta 2 tiny"...Ooooooo No.

Doug


Atlas 5 is 196 feet tall for 500 version and 192 feet for 400 version. The shuttle is 184 feet tall. Side by side you can't really tell the difference. But the shuttle is by far the most powerful and most massive vehicle.


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post May 13 2007, 09:18 PM
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tall and big are different things smile.gif
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post May 13 2007, 09:35 PM
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Here you go, since you'll never see them side by side in real life :-) The person under the shuttle is to the same scale too.


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post May 13 2007, 10:32 PM
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Someone's spent a lot at Realspacemodels smile.gif


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